About Lauren Von Der Pool
Lauren Von Der Pool graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and has worked with many notable chefs, including Wolfgang Puck and Alice Waters. Von Der Pool has also worked as a personal chef for many prominent celebrities, including Patti Labelle, Common, Stevie Wonder, Novak Djokovic and Venus and Serena Williams.
Von Der Pool has catered many high-profile events like the Oscars, Grammys, BET Honors, BET Awards, Espys, MTV Music Awards, Billboard Awards, Congressional Black Caucus, Screen Actor Guild Awards, Olympics, Wimbledon and many others. In 2009, former First Lady Michelle Obama invited Von Der Pool to serve as an executive chef for Let’s Move, her childhood obesity prevention campaign. Von Der Pool has dedicated much of her career conveying the importance of healthy living. Through her nonprofit Von Der Pool Healthy Living Services and her Fresh City Kids movement, she is committed to healing the world through food, agricultural awareness and self-empowerment.
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