Corporate Wellness

Invest in the health of your employees by treating them to a fun cooking class that will educate, inspire and motivate them to feed themselves well.

Clients - UA Local 290, Kaiser Permanente, Barre3 HQ, Ground Up Nut Butters, Spoon Foundation

Group Classes

Learn to prepare flavorful, fresh, seasonal dishes. Whether you're after bacon or beets, classes are customized to suit your dietary preferences and your taste buds. Leave class with a pleasantly full belly and original recipes that highlight unique & easy ways to add plant power to your menus. 

  • 3 hours

  • Classes capped at 12 students to maximize learning and foster a casual and social experience

  • At public venues and home kitchens around Portland

Sample classes: 

For the Love of Lentils
Amaranth 101

Adding Flavor with Fresh Herbs & Spices
Salad Season is Every Season
Veggies & Their Greens
Minimizing Sodium, Maximizing Flavor

Upgrading your Pantry

Lauren teaches cooks of all ages, 
skill levels & dietary preferences.

  • Master of Science in Nutrition Program at the National University of Natural Medicine, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon HIV Day Center, Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente, Bob's Red Mill, Caldera, Living City PDX Cooking Camp, Hollywood Senior Center, Good Keuken, OMSI, Whole Foods Market, Kwan Yin Healing Arts, DAYA Foundation, University of Oregon Urban Farm, School Garden Project, LEAD, Committed Partners for Youth, Northwest Youth Corps, FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm, Mittleman Jewish Community Center - Oregon

  • Free Arts for Abused Children, El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice - New York

  • Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline (now Cooking Matters), Integral Yoga - Massachusetts

Individual in-home classes are also available.

Student testimonials

I liked that Lauren created a class environment that was professional, but relaxed. I never felt intimidated to ask when I didn't know what something was and I really appreciated that when learning a new skill. I liked learning how flavors go together and how to cook with new ingredients that I normally would avoid at the store because I didn't know what to do with them. 

Lauren is phenomenal! She is engaging, kind, knowledgable, and helpful. She truly cares about each and every student, and she presented information in an accessible and understandable way. I loved our time in the kitchen! 

My passion for food grew immensely and I walked away knowing so many more skills than I could have imagined. Watching Lauren cook was like watching a sculptor with their clay. So beautiful and moving. The hands-on work really allowed for a deeper learning experience. 

Lauren is awesome, very knowledgable and approachable. I appreciated that she had clearly thought out each lesson and really packed a ton of information into each class. She has a great attitude, and overall is a joy to be in the kitchen with.