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Lauren Montelbano

At a young age Lauren Montelbano acknowledged the connection between food and vital health. Using it as a tool to create vitality, improve mood and physiology, combat disease, and sustain overall good health. Her training as a holistic nutritionist helps her to create perfectly balanced meals for a broad spectrum of needs.

Chef Lauren has spent the last six years running kitchens in Madison, WI. It was there she gained skills as an event caterer, menu developer, mentor, and hospitality manager. She also worked as a program coordinator for a non-profit that supplied nutritious meals to those facing health crises. In addition, Lauren has worked as a personal chef for seniors and individuals with specific dietary needs, making her an expert in designing meal plans for people with special dietary restrictions and preferences.

With a background in organic farming, Chef Lauren also knows the importance of supporting local farms. She takes care to source her ingredients from a small network of farms to pay tribute to the hard working people who grow our food responsibly and also to reduce the environmental impact on the planet.

Chef Lauren Montelbano artfully creates locally-sourced plant-based dishes designed to enhance your health. Whether you're looking to have your meals prepared for the week, celebrate a special occasion or nurture your retreat participants, Lauren has you covered with her custom designed menus.

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                                        About The Chef

Available Services

In today’s fast-moving world, hosting and cooking can be a tiring, stressful chore. Lauren Montelbano offers a variety of tailor-made services that will make your life easier. Take a look below to learn more.


Private Chef

Event and Retreat Catering

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Private Cooking Classes

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Nutrition Consultations

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Lauren’s food is delicious, nourishing, and satisfying to vegans and non-vegans alike. Lauren is among a small group of caterers we use consistently for business meetings. She is professional, easy to work with and the feedback we get on the food is consistently extremely positive! We are so lucky to have such a talented chef who cooks with her heart right here in Madison.

Becca McKnight

I have taken several classes with Lauren on healthy eating habits and cooking naturally, and have eaten many of her wonderful creations.  Lauren never disappoints.  She is one of those people who loves what she does and is passionate about it.  I would, and have, recommend her without hesitation for anything she has to offer and look forward to many more wonderful learning experiences with her.

Beth Koerber

Lauren is an extremely skilled chef and holistic nutritionist. Lauren creates delicious meals packed with healthy, whole foods that taste amazing! In her cooking class, I learned how to combine ingredients and cook intuitively to make meals tailored to me. In addition to her class, I have learned a lot from Lauren by talking one on one with her about nutrition and how to best fuel my body. Thank you, Lauren! 

Eden Riphenburg

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