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HOLISTIC CHEF. AUTOIMMUNE WARRIOR. BACKYARD FARMER.

About Chef Laura

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

 

She manages her rheumatoid arthritis through diet and lifestyle and has reversed a handful of other conditions over the past decade. All by using food as medicine.

 

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 then went on to work in a restaurant 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 anti-inflammatory healing 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.

Now, she's on a mission to help you eat anti-inflammatory comfort food that won't cause autoimmune flare-ups!

 

When Laura's not cooking, she's either in the garden, at the farmers' market, or enjoying the simple things in life with her family, her labradoodle, 3 black cats and 6 chickens at her 1930's farmhouse in Portland, TN.

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