Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meet Ellie Lavender!


Greetings!

I’m an interior designer, vegan Mediterranean personal chef, culinary & wine pairing instructor and artisan chocolatier. 

Everyone has a story and mine is rather inspirational and worth telling. My wonderful journey to the creation of Lavender Design + Cuisine began in 2011 when I decided to leave a highly successful career in high tech sales spanning 20 years. It was time to pursue my lifelong dream. Since then, it has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I'm immeasurably grateful to do what I love thanks to my wonderful clients and students. They are the center of my work and a great inspiration. Click here to view their beautiful testimonials! 

I offer the following services throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay:

1) Interior Design with a focus on Feng Shui Principles

2) Staging a Home for Sale

3) Declutter Your Life Hands-on Workshops 

4) Personal Chef Services featuring the preparation of organic, seasonal, local and sustainable Vegan/ Vegetarian Mediterranean gourmet cuisine. I create healthy and delicious meals tailored to your personal taste right in your kitchen. 

5) Private In-Home Vegan/Vegetarian Mediterranean Cooking and Wine Pairing Class for individuals, Couples and Groups (minimum 6 people, maximum 10), conducted in your very own kitchen consists of a 4-course meal: appetizer, entrée, salad and dessert, plus wine to pair with foods you made. I'll come to your home to guide you and your group, through a delightful afternoon or evening of cooking right in your very own kitchen. 
The 4-hour class fee is $150.00 p/p and includes all organic ingredients plus a bottle of wine for each student. However, if you assemble a group of 6 or more, your cost as the host will be waived. And, you also get a lovely bottle of wine!

6) 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 $175.00 for 5 children (each additional child is $35), which includes everything necessary to have a super fun time that is ideal for photo and video memories.

7) Culinary Team Building-Corporate Cooking Classes: Hands-on interactive culinary team building classes are a fun and effective way to create employee bonding experiences. The classes encourage teamwork, enhance communication, and foster camaraderie all in a delightful and delicious environment. I will custom design a menu to accommodate your goals and budget. 

8) Chocolate and Wine Pairing Events at local wineries open to the public in addition to exclusive cooking and wine pairing classes for wine club members eager for new experiences. These are fabulous occasions for chocolate enthusiasts, foodies and wine lovers to experience a delightful afternoon or evening sipping great wine while enjoying delicious gourmet cuisine.

9) Vegan/Vegetarian Mediterranean Catering for all occasions (up to 50 people).

Please contact me to learn more about any of these featured services and to take the first step. 

Ellie Lavender 
Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Interior Designer
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor
Lavender Design + Cuisine

Join my network on Facebook & Instagram to receive recipes and information
on upcoming chocolates, culinary & wine pairing classes, live demos and special events!

Copyright © 2019 Lavender Design + Cuisine, All rights reserved.







Vegan/Vegetarian Mediterranean Culinary Services


Greetings and Welcome to my Culinary World!

I’m a self-taught vegan Mediterranean personal chef, culinary & wine pairing instructor and artisan chocolatier. Everyone has a story and mine is rather inspirational and worth telling. My wonderful journey to the creation of Lavender Design + Cuisine began in 2011 when I decided to leave a highly successful career in high tech sales spanning 20 years. It was time to pursue my lifelong dream. Since then, it has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I'm immeasurably grateful to do what I love thanks to my wonderful clients and students. They are the center of my work and a great inspiration. Click here to view their beautiful testimonials! 

I offer the following culinary services throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay:

1) Personal Chef Services featuring the preparation of organic, seasonal, local and sustainable Vegan/ Vegetarian Mediterranean gourmet cuisine. I create healthy and delicious meals tailored to your personal taste right in your kitchen. 

2) Private In-Home Vegan/Vegetarian Mediterranean Cooking and Wine Pairing Class for Individuals, Couples and Groups (minimum 5 people, maximum 10), conducted in your very own kitchen consists of a 4-course meal: appetizer, entrée, salad and dessert, plus wine to pair with foods you made. I'll come to your home to guide you and your group, through a delightful afternoon or evening of cooking right in your very own kitchen. The 4-hour class fee is $150.00 p/p and includes all organic ingredients plus a bottle of wine for each student. However, if you assemble a group of 6 or more, your cost as the host will be waived. And, you also get a lovely bottle of wine!

3) 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 $175.00 for 5 children (each additional child is $35), which includes everything necessary to have a super fun time that is ideal for photo and video memories.

4) Culinary Team Building-Corporate Cooking Classes: Hands-on interactive culinary team building classes are a fun and effective way to create employee bonding experiences. The classes encourage teamwork, enhance communication, and foster camaraderie all in a delightful and delicious environment. I will custom design a menu to accommodate your goals and budget. 

5) Chocolate and Wine Pairing Events at local wineries open to the public in addition to exclusive cooking and wine pairing classes for wine club members eager for new experiences. These are fabulous occasions for chocolate enthusiasts, foodies and wine lovers to experience a delightful afternoon or evening sipping great wine while enjoying delicious gourmet cuisine.

6) Vegan/Vegetarian Mediterranean Catering for all occasions (up to 50 people).

Please contact me to learn more about any of these featured services and to take the first step. 

Ellie Lavender 
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

Join my network on Facebook & Instagram to receive recipes and information
on upcoming chocolates, culinary & wine pairing classes, and special events!


Copyright © 2018 Lavender Design + Cuisine, All rights reserved.

Feng Shui and Interior Design Services!


Your home is your sanctuary. It represents you and your inner-self. When you mindfully design inspiring living and working environments based on the principles of Feng Shui, you'll cultivate and enhance love, health, happiness and prosperity in your life!

Doesn’t that sound wonderful? You’ll take this idea from a dream to reality with me by your side.

Your Personalized 3-Steps Plan will include:

Step 1 Home, office and goals assessment
Step 2 Decluttering and organization plans
Step 3 Feng Shui and interior design enhancements

What is Feng Shui and why is it important?

Feng Shui is the art of arranging your home and work environments to enhance the flow of positive energy (chi), love, health, happiness and prosperity in your life.  When energy flow is stagnant or obstructed (i.e. clutter), it can have a direct negative impact on your life! If you have found that your environment doesn’t make you feel good or bring forth happiness, productivity and prosperity, there’s likely an obstruction of energy flow that needs to be addressed.   

Decluttering is the all important first step in the Feng Shui process! If energy (chi) can't flow freely, nothing else can begin to improve! The next step is the organization, which will bring clarity and empowerment. Lastly, the application of Feng Shui principles will cultivate and enhance balance, harmony, love, happiness and prosperity. 

Inspired Kitchen Transformation Story! 

“Ellie helped us to transform our cluttered and disorganized kitchen into a wonderful gathering and entertaining space! We started by decluttering our fridge, pantry, cabinets and counters. We discarded all the stained and chipped dishes and glasses and got rid of broken appliances and expired food items. We brought in a container of herbs, fresh flowers and a basket of lemons from our garden, which added life and color to the kitchen. These simple steps have completely transformed our kitchen. Not only do we love the good feeling and energy in there, but we now cook more often. We truly enjoy spending time together in our beautiful kitchen over meals and especially for coffee in the morning! Thank you so much, Ellie, for your practical and creative solutions." Sofia and Marco, Capitola

Please feel free to contact me to learn more about any of these featured services and to take the first step.  

Ellie Lavender 
Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Interior Designer
Lavender Design + Cuisine


Join my network on Facebook & Instagram to receive Feng Shui & interior design tips and information on upcoming workshops!

Copyright © 2018 Lavender Design + Cuisine, All rights reserved.