Greetings and Welcome
to my culinary world!
I’m a self-taught vegan
Mediterranean chef, French Pastry Chef, culinary & wine pairing instructor and event caterer.
Everyone has a story and mine is rather inspirational and
worth telling. My wonderful journey to the creation of Lavender Design +
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 amazing students. They are
the center of my culinary world and a great inspiration. Click here to view their beautiful
I offer the following services
throughout Santa Cruz County and the South Bay:
Personal Chef Services featuring
the preparation of organic, seasonal, local and sustainable Vegan Mediterranean gourmet cuisine. I create healthy and delicious meals
tailored to your personal taste right in your kitchen.
Private In-Home Vegan Mediterranean Cooking, Baking 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.
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.
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
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
Vegan Mediterranean Catering for all occasions up to 15
Please contact me to learn more about any
of these featured services and to take the first step.
Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor
LavenderDesign + Cuisine
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