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!
• Personal chef Services featuring organic, seasonal,
local and sustainable Vegetarian-Vegan Mediterranean gourmet cuisine prepared in your kitchen and tailored to your personal taste.
• Vegan-Vegetarian Mediterranean Catering for all
occasions (up to 50 people).
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Services Offered throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay
Online Registration is now open for
my Vegan-Vegetarian Mediterranean
Cooking & Wine Pairing Classes at Silver Mountain
Vineyards, 269 Silver Mountain Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95033. Class fee is $150.00 and includes a bottle of wine ($44) of your choice from the Silver Mountain
Vineyards wines, the 2010 Miller Hill Pinot Noir, the 2010 Tondre Pinot
Noir, and the 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, which
all beautifully complement the Mediterranean Cuisine.
10 A Taste of
Morocco on Your Plate (sold out) | April
7 A Taste of Spain on Your Plate
Private In-Home Cooking Classes: If you would like to
host a Chocolate, Vegetarian-Vegan Mediterranean Cooking and Wine
Pairing Class in your home (minimum 3 people, maximum 10), I'll come to your home to guide you, or a group of friends, through a fun day of cooking right in your very own kitchen. Classes are $150.00 p/p and tailored to your own desire! Plus, you’ll be rewarded in two ways: your attendance will be free and I'll throw in a lovely bottle of wine.
Chocolate Making Event for
birthday parties for children 10 years and up (minimum 5 children,
maximum 10). In this very hands-on event at your venue, children
will make chocolate arts, which are organic, vegan and sugar free.
They’ll get to try their chocolate arts and even gift wrap some of their lovely
handmade creations in exquisite packaging provided by me. Parties start at
just $150.00 for 5 children (each additional child is $30), which includes
everything necessary to have a super fun time that is ideal for photo and video
Corporate Culinary Classes: Please contact me to discuss a customized class for your team.
I look forward to bringing you the joy of Vegan-Vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine (French, Italian, Spanish and Moroccan)! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Valentine’s Day Recipe: Lavender Meyer Lemon Madeleines
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending it with your sweetie, celebrating with your friends, or planning the perfect 'Me Day' – nothing says Love like making a lavender-infused gift with your own creative hands. Please click here for the recipe.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Chef Ellie Lavender
Public, Private In-Home and Corporate Vegan-Vegetarian Mediterranean Cooking Classes
Meet Chef Ellie Lavender!