Name of Your Business
Chef Lauren D’Agostino
How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?
My mission is to help people fall in love with vegan food and living, one delicious meal at a time.
Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?
People in the yoga and spiritual community, retreat leaders, and those warming up to the idea of embracing a plant-based lifestyle. The way that I speak about food, and the food that I create, is high-vibrational and truly transforming in body, mind, and soul. I love to support wellness coaches, yoga teachers, and spiritual leaders who are looking for another option when considering hosting a retreat. With a great rental property and the right private chef, they have the power to create an unforgettable retreat experience that’s a strong reflection of their work and their brand.
What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?
Happier Hour Events! Host a group of up to 12 in your home or business for a fun, informative, and delicious plant-based vegan food and clean-crafted wine pairing event. All food is vegan and gluten-free, and the wine is 100% organic and vegan, from Scout & Cellar. Conversation around sustainable eating, clean living, and more are sure to inspire your guests at this unique event.
Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?
Emeril Lagasse and Julia Child. I admired the brands that they had both built as chefs, coming from the same area that I was raised. Loved how entertaining they were, mostly by letting their personalities shine.
Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?
Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?
1. Clean plant-based food and wine
3. Yin Yoga
How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?
Dancing and cooking, sometimes at the same time!
Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?
The Power of Positive Energy because of the way the book presents the information. It was such a quick read, with really practical tips to integrate the information.
Favorite Movie and Why?
Julie & Julia or Chef. They always make me cry with love and joy at seeing the success of a determined and gifted chef.
“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?
Do all things with love.
Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?
Publishing my first (of many) cookbooks – Plant-Based Vegan Gluten-Free Cooking with Essential Oils
Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?
Stand up for what you believe in. Live in authenticity, joy, and fun. There is no other person just like me.
Advice to Younger Self?
Be patient, enjoy the process
What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?
My fun loving personality and big heart. Every single thing I do comes from a place of joy, fun, and love and it’s truly made such a difference in my life and in my business.
Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?
Join us! Such a supportive group of likeminded women, bringing a unique energy to this tribe as we collaborate to build a better world for women – rooted in passion, empowerment, balance, and love. Highly recommend!
Any Message You Have for Our Community?
Every meal is opportunity for self-care. Choose to support yourself and your amazingly and beautifully unique body, so you can rock your inner world to create your dream outer world. Cheers to the delicious plant-based future!
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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:
I’d like to offer members a discount on my Happier Hour in-home vegan food and wine pairing service. 10% savings plus a signed copy of my cookbook, Plant-Based Vegan Gluten-Free Cooking with Essential Oils and a complimentary bottle of wine.