Private Chef Services
for yoga + wellness retreat hosts
"I am so grateful to have hired Lauren for a recent women's retreat that I hosted in Vermont. She was a fantastic partner to work with. Her menu was innovative, flavorful, prepared with love and passion and she certainly embodies the title "Intuitive Chef". She was so organized and responsive prior to the retreat and delivered an exceptional dining experience throughout. I adore her passion for her craft."
-Shae Sterrett, Year of You Women's Retreat
SPIRITUAL ENTREPRENEURS + WELLNESS COACHES
Do you host transformative wellness retreats or workshops focused on yoga, energy, mindfulness, and meditation? Do you find it challenging to find a chef or catered food service that shares your values and understands the power of food as medicine?
The food served to retreat guests should help support the work that hosts are so passionately and diligently providing during these immersive experiences. Nourish your guests with incredibly delicious plant-based vegan food during their stay with you, and help them access profound spiritual growth and healing through food.
Our Mother Earth provides us with everything we need to build strong, resilient, and aligned bodies and souls. I believe in honoring this gift by serving thoughtfully crafted vegan menus prepared with conscious vibrations of gratitude and love. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and organic foods are preferred, and the menu is always 100% vegan/plant-based.
As your private plant-based vegan and gluten-free chef, I'll work with you to write a menu to suit your needs, for one-day events, weekend retreats, or week-long experiences.
Local to New England, available for travel.
"Lauren's food is truly amazing; creative, beautiful, incredibly delicious. Vegan gourmet. It is so good, I wound up wondering why I would ever want to or need to eat meat, gluten, or dairy products again. Her food reminds me of a spectacular, now closed, vegan restaurant in New York City called Angelica's Kitchen where I enjoyed many dinners and brunches. The tastes are layered and nuanced, truly a wonderful culinary experience." -Karen
high-vibe plant-based food to promote spiritual growth and healing in a wellness retreat setting
Spending time and energy in a retreat setting is becoming more and more important for the 21st century person. We need time to unplug from our busyness and reconnect to what really matters - personal interaction and discovery of self.
Ignite powerful change in the lives and bodies of your retreat guests, without having to add more rituals or practices to their growing list of modalities to integrate - everyone's gotta eat! It's so important to align the food that is enjoyed during these immersive experiences with the services that you passionately provide. We are simply spiritual beings in a material world, and feeding our bodies the right foods to fuel this discovery process is essential. It's how we access spiritual growth and ascension - pure food for the body, mind, and soul.
The food your guests will enjoy is served with intentions of healing, nourishment, and crafted with 100% pure love and respect for this beautiful planet of ours. Together, we will turn any rental home into an intimate retreat center, that reflects your style and brand. This is about serving your tribe in a way that feels like an authentic expression of YOU!
"Lauren has opened my mind, and my palette, to a whole new world of vegan food! I mostly have had "experiments" in vegan eating that were interesting but not satisfying. Lauren is a masterful chef who creates culinary masterpieces that are also vegan. Her knowledge and willingness to share information and techniques demystifies plant-based cooking. She is outstanding!" -Jen
PRICING + LOGISTICS
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due to book your date. Once the total guest count is confirmed, 50% of the total due is paid at least 60 days prior to your event. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your event. Gratuity is not included.
Custom Menu Consultation
Each event is unique and pricing is calculated based on several factors - seasonal availability, menu complexity, use of essential oils or pairing with clean-crafted wine, number of guests, and number of meals served. During our consultation, we will review any dietary restrictions of guests, discuss your vision for the retreat, and review the home kitchen space and equipment available.
Accommodation will need to be provided for the duration of your retreat. Mileage is calculated separately and will be shown on your invoice. Flights and international travel costs are billed directly to the host.
Behind the Scenes with Chef Lauren
Offer your guests a unique experience to get in the kitchen with Chef Lauren! One-on-one sessions are limited to half the number of total meals served, and last for two hours. Bookings can be made with Lauren directly.
"As a vegan doubter I was so pleased and surprised by each meal. If I wasn't told it was vegan, I would have never known. Especially the lasagna and the frittata. Thank you so much for introducing me to flavorful and yummy plant-based food!" -Karen
SELF-CARE THROUGH FOOD
Each and every meal is an opportunity to do better for our bodies. Everything we put into our mouths will either build us up or tear us down. Eating is the ultimate form of self-care. With each bite you tell your body you honor, value, and respect how it functions, or you do the opposite - taking it for granted and feeding it the wrong fuel to function properly.
Our food choices also affect our energetic bodies. When we consume our food, we also take in the energy with which it was produced. Choosing food that was grown and made with compassion, kindness, joy, and love is the best way to support the variety of other self-care rituals you may practice.
Educating guests around the holistic, plant-based dining table is such a privilege and passion. As such, Chef Lauren offers this unique philosophy and experience in the form of a seven-course chakra inspired menu. Beginning with appetizers at the root chakra and savoring our way through to dessert at the crown chakra, this creative menu is a huge hit among retreat hosts and guests alike.
"I was nervous about going to a weekend retreat where the food was completely vegan. From the first dinner, the difference between what I'd envisioned and was Lauren created was dramatic. I was so busy enjoying what was served that I didn't miss any of the ingredients I commonly use. I'm leaving inspired to integrate more vegan meals into my life!" -Melinda
SHARE YOUR CHEF
Want to offer your guests a unique and educational experience, while you enjoy a little time to recoup during the retreat? Schedule a Plant-Based Culinary Workshop where Lauren will teach guests a few basic skills, share her knowledge, and sample something delicious. Choose from the available workshops below, or request a hands-on class as part of your retreat menu.
Intuitive Cooking - LIVE Demo: Watch Lauren's magic unfold in the kitchen as she shares with your retreat guests one of her intuitive cooking methods from her online course, Plant-Based Fundamentals.
My Plant-Based Path: Creating a Plan for a Sustainable Transition
Cooking with Essential Oils: Discovering the Purity & Power of doTERRA
Happier Hour Wine Tasting: Vegan Cheese Paired with Clean-Crafted Scout & Cellar Wine
*Headshots are available upon request