- Chef, Health Coach -
Lauren Montgomery is a NYC based, health supportive chef with an affinity for raw foods, who lives a holistic lifestyle and spreads awareness for natural foods, beauty and lifestyle products through health consulting and personal chef services.
She is a certified health coach through the Integrative Institute of Nutrition and a health-supportive chef trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Blue Hill Stone Barns, where she completed her culinary externship. Lauren also holds her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Science in Marketing from Fordham University, Graduate School of Business.
In her previous career in fashion, Lauren learned the art of selecting seasonal assortments for Barneys and Balenciaga. Her long-standing passion for nutrition and wellness inspired her to pursue a different sort of “seasonal” selection, one with the whole body in mind. Although her love for fashion remains, her desire to align her personal and professional lifestyle was something incredibly important to her.
She believes that beauty begins from the inside out, through holistic healing and plant-based, nutrient-dense foods. In fueling the body with a nutritious, organic, locally grown whole foods diet, one can begin to crowd out unhealthful inputs common to our modern lifestyles, that are not serving the body, mind, or spirit. Lauren has an innate desire to bring optimal wellness to others and teach them, wherever they may be on the spectrum of health, about the clarity it has brought her in all areas of life. Lauren firmly believes that the body can heal itself by itself, and it all starts on your plate.
Food is medicine. Food is life. Food is beauty.