Hello! I'm Chef Laurie Gauguin. Thank you for visiting.
What I Do
I create custom meal plans for people with specific dietary needs and tastes not addressed by conventional cookbooks.
Everything I create is designed to be simple to prepare and suit your palate with the cuisines and flavors you love most. Please visit my Plans and Services page for complete details.
I’ve worked as a professional chef for more than 20 years. For 10+ of those years, I've cooked for private clients with myriad special diets: gluten-free, dairy-free, LEAP, low FODMAP, candida, GAPs and many others. I am a published recipe developer for national publications and independent healthcare centers such as Delicious Living, Vegetarian Times, JumpstartMD and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.
Many years ago I developed health problems that could not be diagnosed or treated by western-trained MDs. Only when I changed my diet did my health improve - dramatically and swiftly.
Through the use of a self-guided elimination diet, then subsequent work with a Certified LEAP Therapist who analyzed my blood work to identify foods that were optimal for my body, my symptoms resolved within weeks, and I was empowered to live a thriving life.
Because of my personal experience, I have dedicated my work to helping others with food sensitivities, intolerances and allergies. I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy delicious meals, regardless of their dietary needs. My mission is to bring joy, ease and health to everyone I work with.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and work virtually with people around the world. In my free time I can be found dancing, hiking in the redwoods, exploring a foreign city or daydreaming over a cup of almond milk cappuccino. I live the good live, and I want to help you do the same, one meal at a time.
For a complete resume of my work, please visit my LinkedIn page.