Meet Chef Ellie Lavender!
My journey as
a self-taught vegan Mediterranean chef started at age 7
with my decision to become a vegetarian. Having asked my mom to
prepare vegetarian foods, her reply was: “It’s time for you to learn how to
cook so that you can make any kind of food you want”. I started cooking and
found absolute joy in experimenting with the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables
and herbs (lavender always being my favorite) from our organic garden.
This early encounter with the joy of
cooking led me to create Lavender Cuisine, because cooking truly is my greatest passion!
I offer the following Culinary
Services throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay:
• Personal chef Services featuring organic, seasonal,
local and sustainable Vegetarian/Vegan Mediterranean gourmet cuisine prepared in your kitchen and tailored to your personal taste.
• Vegetarian/Vegan Mediterranean Catering for all
occasions (up to
• Private, Group and Corporate Culinary Classes including artisan chocolate making, Vegetarian/Vegan
Mediterranean cooking, and wine pairing (minimum 5 people, maximum 30).
Please click here to view my full Chef Profile!
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Classes and Services Offered throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay
Recipe of the Month: Lemon-Dill Hummus
The beauty of making hummus at home is that you can play around with the Ingredients of your liking. I use a varieties of beans and fresh herbs when making hummus! This is my white kidney beans, lemon-dill hummus, which can be enjoyed with pita bread, wholegrain crackers and even as spread on sandwich breads. Please click here for the recipe.
Chef Ellie Lavender
Culinary and Wine Pairing Classes
Online Registration is
now open for my Chocolate, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean Cooking & Wine Pairing Classes at Silver Mountain
Silver Mountain Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95033) in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
classes are on Saturdays, 12-4 pm and limited to 10 students to ensure the most
spectacular experience for all. Class
fee is $150.00 and includes a complimentary bottle of wine ($44.00) of your choice from the Silver Mountain Vineyards award-winning wines,
the 2010 Miller Hill
Pinot Noir, the 2010 Tondré
Pinot Noir and the 2010 Muns Pinot Noir, which all beautifully
complement Chocolate and the Mediterranean Cuisine. You'll enjoy samples of these
lovely wines with the amazing dishes that you'll make.
Artisan Chocolates | March
10 A Taste of
Morocco on Your Plate | April
7 A Taste of Spain on Your Plate
5 A Taste of
Tuscany on Your Plate | June
9 A Taste of
Provence on Your Plate
Since space is limited for these very popular classes, early registration is highly encouraged. Please click here to register now. I look forward to seeing you in my classes! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.