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About Chef Laura


Laura Rodriguez learned to cook and fell in love with food when she lived in Italy. She started as a dish washer in a cooking school then 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 where she developed a love for gardening, preserving, and natural living. From 2015-2018 she was the executive chef of the Heimerdinger Foundation where she served cancer patients anti-inflammatory healing meals. It was there that she learned all the healing properties of food, developed her style of cooking anti-inflammatory comfort food, and wrote hundreds of comforting anti-inflammatory healing recipes.

Struggling with eczema, migraines and debilitating joint pain at the time, Chef Laura decided to try and use the same style of cooking she used to serve cancer patients, on her family at home.

And within 3 months, her eczema, migraines and joint pain went away.

She went on to teach others how to cook this way via cooking classes at Whole Foods, The Nashville Farmers' Market, Nashville Community Education Commission, Gilda's Club, and The Kitchen Nashville.


She has written thousands of anti-inflammatory healing recipes for The Heimerdinger Foundation, Edible Nashville, Gallatin Lifestyles Magazine, Meaningfull Living, and other publications.


Via her catering company and personal chef services, 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 private chef to a country music star and his family/staff.

Now, she's on a mission to help ordinary autoimmune warriors around the world get off the rollercoaster ride of chronic flare-ups, decrease the symptoms of their condition and improve the quality of their lives. The same way she did in 2015. By using anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle as medicine.


When Laura's not cooking, she's either in the garden, traveling, or enjoying the simple things in life with her family and pets at her 1930's farmhouse in Portland, TN.


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