Biography for Lauren Hoover-West
Chef Lauren Hoover-West has appeared and cooked on ABC Live in Chicago and Sacramento. She has cooked for 4 United States Presidents and a United States Senators. She is the author of No Wheat No Dairy No Problem cookbook and blog site. She has over 20 years of cooking and teaching experience at La Folie(Michelin star), The Fairmont, Hyatt Resorts, Bally’s, Marriott Resorts, New Leaf Market, Sur la Table etc… Lauren is the owner of Lauren’s Kitchen Skinny Dunkers Biscotti Company. She also earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with emphasis in science & health.
Lauren Hoover-West was classically trained at The California Culinary Academy. She is a Chef/Educator/Nutrition Consultant specializing in food allergies and health issues, including Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac’s Disease, Diabetes, Autism, Autoimmune diseases and inflammatory conditions. Lauren has created a revolutionary way to cook delicious food that is customized to each person/client according to their individual health and dietary needs.
She is married to a Naturopathic Doctor and is constantly continuing her education in diet and nutrition. She has developed a revolutionary way to eat gluten-free without all the unhealthy ingredients that many packaged foods contain and recipes are using. Lauren uses low carb/healthy thickeners, and flours along with real food. She even uses “raw food” recipes with creative recipes like dairy-free Creamy Cashew Cheezecake that is so delicious nobody believes it is dairy-free!
Lauren believes in using natural, whole foods and familiar ingredients, so you will learn to use readily available food, yet she will introduce you to items you may not have noticed before. She can help you replace all your pantry items with whatever you need whether it is gluten-free, dairy-free, low glycemic or a specialized diet! Lauren can adjust your diet as your health improves and changes.
She is familiar with many of the diets(Paleo, GF/DF, FOD-MAPS, GAPS, Ketogenic, Autoimmune etc… and often uses a combination of diets. Often people try popular diets and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t or people feel a little better.
Diet and health are very complicated and there are many factors such as lifestyle, time, age, health conditions, food sensitivities, hormones, histamine, oxalates, amines, genetic snips, methelation pathways, heavy metals, environmental factors and many other things you never knew could be affecting your well-being. You could spent your whole life, a lot of money and time and still not feel great.
Lauren is very knowledgeable, caring and passionate about helping you feel your best while saving you time and money and a lot of frustration! She will meet you where you are at and support you in a customized way that is especially for you through various ways such as creating a customized diet guideline of what to eat and what to avoid,1-on- 1 coaching, menu planning, pantry make-over, shopping tour &/or lists, cooking classes follow up sessions to update and adjust your plan as your health and needs evolve.
For more information see the services page for all she offers.
Lauren has been featured on ABC News Live in Chicago and ABC Sacramento cooking from her cookbook. See videos here.
All recipes on No Wheat No Dairy No Problem are Lauren’s own creations – and her intellectual property, all rights reserved and registered with the United States Copyright Office. Please do not publish her recipes or work without her written consent.