Lavender Cuisine Services
· Personal chef services featuring organic,
seasonal, local and sustainable Vegetarian/Vegan Mediterranean gourmet cuisine
prepared in your kitchen and tailored to your personal taste.
· Private, group and corporate culinary classesincluding artisan chocolate making, Vegetarian/ Vegan Mediterranean cooking,
and wine pairing (minimum 5 people, maximum 100).
· Vegetarian/Vegan Mediterranean catering for all
occasions (up to 100 people).
Contact me today for a 30-minute complimentary phone consultation to learn more. Chef Ellie Lavender
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 personal chef services, vegetarian, vegan,
Mediterranean cooking, chocolate and wine pairing classes and catering
throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay. I use a wide variety of
fresh, organic local produce and ingredients from local farmer’s markets in Santa
The name Lavender Cuisine comes from my
wonderful experience with the amazing healing power of lavender—a story that
has its origins in my early childhood in the south of France. I was introduced
to lavender at the age of six. My mom used to make me a glass of warm milk
infused with lavender flowers and honey whenever I had an upset stomach or
could not sleep. It always made me feel good and was simply wonderful. I
learned the art of cooking and baking with culinary lavender at a very early
age by experimenting with it and loving the results. Culinary
lavender adds a delightful and exotic flavor to any sweet or savory
Lavender has touched my life in many magical ways
and I would welcome the opportunity to introduce it into yours. Chef Ellie Lavender
Recipe of the Month: Moroccan Rainbow Carrots, Golden Beets and Parsnips
Organic Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Golden Beets and Parsnips (great substitutes for potatoes) are full of flavors, delicious, nutritious and simply divine. This is a very delightful recipe for lunch or dinner, lovely by itself, and even lovelier over a bed of saffron-lemon millet pilaf or mixed greens. Click here for the recipe.
Chef Ellie Lavender
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