Chef Lauren Von Der Pool is the founder/ CEO of the Green non-profit Von Der Pool Gourmet & Healthy Living Services Inc. that teaches inner city communities healthy living services and agricultural awareness. Von Der Pool is also the CEO and head Chef of Von Der Pool Gourmet, Inc., as well as a world renowned celebrity chef specializing in exotic, vegan and raw food cuisine. She arose from humble beginnings at the age of 16 selling her raw pies outside of local universities. Lauren, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, went on to cater the Oscars, Grammys, AMA’s and countless A-List celebrity events. After working under the renowned Wolfgang Puck, Lauren returned to DC to continue her work for her non-profit to help bring awareness to how proper food can heal the mind, body, and soul starting in her own community.
Special thanks: Kris Funn, Baye Harrell, Hamilton Riley, Martha’s Table, Chef Herb, Vera Oye, Paradise Gray and