|Lauren Von Der Pool, founder and CEO of Von Der Pool Gourmet, Inc. is a celebrity chef that specializes in exotic, vegan, and raw food cuisine. She has spent the last eleven years teaching both our local and global communities the importance of making healthy dietary choices. Over the past decade, Lauren's commitment to everything "green" earned her an invite to the White House to be a speaker on a panel with Energy Secretary, Steven Chu and Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar. Lauren is also a chef in First Lady Michelle Obama's obesity prevention campaign.
Along with educating the community and traveling around the world with her celebrity clients, she has spent her time working as an apprentice to Wolfgang Puck. This has gained her an unprecedented amount of respect from the culinary community world wide. Her other career moves include: catering the Oscars, Grammys, and American Music Awards. With a wide range of celebrity clients such as world class tennis champs Venus an Serena Williams, Hip Hop rapper/actor/author Common to political giants like Senator Dennis Kucinich.
At only 27 years old, she is an esteemed Le Cordon Bleu Paris acclaimed culinary school graduate. She continues to set the standard for future alumni by often being invited back to lecture. She also teaches children and parents the importance of eating right and living a healthy lifestyle. Lauren's brand continues to grow and expand across platforms as she makes her mark on healthy food fare.