“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
― Elsa Schiaparelli
I believe in real food. From the land it grows in until the final touch on your lips, every minute counts. It is my job to take those minutes and treat them with respect, in order to bring you the most delicious bites of tender simplicity.
Lauren's obsession with food began at 17 at a table in Bordeaux, France where wine, cheese, cepes, and pate de fois gras abounded. But it was under the tutelage of Damien DiPaola, at Carmelina's in Hadley, MA, where she experienced the true restaurant lifestyle. Here she grew from server, to manager, to pastry chef as she completed her degrees in Culinary Journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Pastry Arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York City.
Nee Lauren Kendzierski, The Colorful Chef is a dedicated restaurant professional with a rounded resume featuring bar and tableside service, management in some of the country's renowned locations, and executive chef experience in her own establishments where she truely makes a name for herself.
Based in New York City, The Colorful Chef is always looking for exquisite cooking and dining opportunities with a dedication to food above all things.
Please take the time to explore the online resume, portfolio, and references available. All inquiries will be directed directly to Ms. Kendzierski