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About Chef Laura

Laura Rodriguez is a chef, backyard farmer and autoimmune warrior.


She reversed rheumatoid arthritis and a handful of other co-morbidities through diet and lifestyle nearly a decade ago. 


Now she's on a mission to help fellow autoimmune warriors reclaim their love of food by sharing nutritious + delicious comfort food recipes that won't cause flare ups and ready-to-eat (or bake) meals made with autoimmune warriors in mind.


She learned to cook when she lived in Italy. She has traveled to dozens of countries exploring their native cuisines and mastered replicating her favorites at home. She started as a dish washer in a cooking school and went on to work in restaurants in Chicago before her entrepreneurial spirit drove her to start a catering company (Crème Catering) in 2012. 

She and her family moved to Tennessee in 2014 to start an organic farm where she developed a love for gardening, preserving, and natural living. 

She has taught hundreds of healthy cooking classes for Whole Foods, The Nashville Farmers' Market, Nashville Community Education Commission, Gilda's Club, and The Kitchen Nashville and has written hundreds of recipes for The Heimerdinger Foundation, Edible Nashville, Meaningfull Living, and other publications.


Laura has served thousands of nutritious anti-inflammatory meals to busy Nashville families, celebrities and professional athletes. From 2019-2021, she worked full-time as personal chef to a country music star and his family/staff.


When she's not cooking, she's either in the garden, at the farmers' market, or enjoying the simple things in life at her 1930's farmhouse in Portland, TN.

Cooking from the Garden Class Series on Airbnb Experiences

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