“This has been one of the best investments I've ever made in myself, and I feel so grateful to have found you.” - Matt K.

As a naturopathic physician, I talk to people daily about improving the nutritional quality of their food, and with that people ask me for inspiration and recipes. I shamefully tell them that I rarely cook, so I can’t speak directly from my experience. But I recently learned about Lauren’s services around all things healthy food, from shopping to cooking. I signed up for myself but also to get a sense of how she will help my patients. I am several sessions in and I can’t speak highly enough of the value. I’m learning how to routinely use fresh herbs and spices in my meals - mint, cilantro, tarragon, parsley and so much more. Lauren is teaching me the science of flavors and about keeping a well stocked pantry. I’m blown away by how delicious and crazy nutritious the dishes are that we are creating. I’m learning to enjoy being in the kitchen and feel confident that I’m providing my family with awesome food. Lauren offers the perfect support to help patients sustainably implement and embrace dietary changes. 
— Dr. Meghan Larivee, student
My doctor told me that I needed to learn to cook to improve my health. I was overwhelmed and didn’t believe I could make such drastic changes in my lifestyle, because I never cooked before and didn’t have much of an appetite. It only took one session for me to feel empowered! Lauren is kind, highly motivating, nurturing and amazing support. She has made a huge impact on my life in only 2 months. I’m even sleeping much better.
— Fatema, student
My girlfriend and I signed up for a 10 class series with Lauren and have found she offers not just a cooking class, but a lifestyle experience. We could go take a class somewhere else, but the reality of having it in our home and having someone we get to know, makes it more special and personal. Lauren is very in tune with our goals, she checks in frequently and doesn’t stick us with a preplanned program. We would highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a personalized approach to broadening their cooking skills in their own home.
— Joe Palermo, student
I have had a lot of luck coordinating care and really dialing in the eating habits of a patient with the help of Lauren Chandler. As much as I went over diet change with the patient, I think it was Lauren’s help that took it to the next level. She went to the patient’s home, cleared out the fridge and pantry, went shopping with the patient, provided meal plans and goals, and taught the patient how to cook. It was way more than I have time to do and it really helped.  I highly recommend Lauren for individuals who need hands-on help learning new eating and cooking habits.
— Dr. Kathryn Kloos
Since I started cooking with Lauren, I have lost 30 pounds, my A1C numbers are down, and I’m on track to get off my meds. I’ve learned a new way of thinking about food and cooking and have improved my skills in the kitchen. My husband loves every dish I learn from her and is also eating much healthier.
— Barbara Loeffler, student
My new dietary restrictions had me a bit concerned on choices, but your delicious meals and innovative recipes have been a highlight to my days! Thank you for the fantastic food and for accommodating!
— Corey McAuliffe, personal chef client
These salads are so good I could eat them every night and not miss meat.
— Steven Shomler, Food Writer + student in group class

More words from students:

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.