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Laurens kitchen storefront




Making Gourmet Convenient

Offering Custom Catering Services

All Food is Prepared by Chef Lauren Daily, On-location.

Dietary-Restrictive options always available including:
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian & Vegan options.

Lauren's Kitchen won the Best of Vail
Valley Readers Choice Award
for Catering
Services 3 Years in a Row:
2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23!


We actively compost and recycle as much as possible.

Bring in your own catering platters and casserole dishes
for a discount on packaging!

Recyclable and Reusable Plastic Containers:

 Bring back cleaned containers for a 5% Discount Of
your next in-store purchase.


Lauren's Kitchen is located in Edwards' Riverwalk,
around the corner from Sweet Mustache, on the Riverside promenade, next to ULF.


275 Main St. C-106

Edwards, CO 81632


We are no longer in the storefront daily, please email
Chef Lauren with all catering requests and inquiries.

Catering Requests:

E-Mail Chef Lauren for Custom Catering


By Appt Only.

*Hours are subject to change

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Lauren McElroy

Chef, Owner

Lauren has always been a die-hard foodie. As a sixth-generation Texan, Lauren grew up on good ol' southern cooking with both of her grandmothers, where the passion for food sparked an absolute LOVE for cooking.

Lauren has a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing and a "minor" in snowboarding from Colorado State University. After college, Lauren worked in insurance sales, real estate marketing, graphic design, and then as the VP of Marketing for a brand new pharmaceutical dispensing company out of Chicago. After 2 labor-intensive years of learning every aspect of marketing a pharmaceutical business, endless concerts and fine dining, Lauren left cloudy ChiLand for sunny, South Florida.

Once there, persuasion from her grandmother, and an endless passion for cooking, led Lauren to enroll and graduate with an Associates in Culinary Arts degree from Keiser University in Sarasota. Culinary degree in-hand, Lauren went on to work hot line, pantry,  deli, customer service and catering jobs at both high-end resorts and gourmet markets.

After 5 years in always-summer Florida, Lauren returned to her "happy place": Vail, Colorado where she enjoys snowboarding in the winter, camping and whitewater rafting in the summer.

Lauren loves creating new dishes and changing up the common comfort foods she grew up on by adding her personal twist and making them a little healthier. Her style of cooking can be described as: a fusion of old school comfort food recipes with innovative seasonings and fresh ingredients, mixed with a little Southern flare.

In the summer of 2014, Lauren started her own catering company, based out of a shared location in Minturn, CO. Since then, she has moved into her current location at the NE corner of Edwards Riverwalk (between Lacy's & the Bookworm), where Lauren's Kitchen was born in October of 2018.


After 6.5 very successful years of grab n' go and catering from the front of our business, we are embarking on a new adventure.  Transitioning to catering only and leasing the storefront out to a local, women-owned bakery, Sweet Mustache. Lauren's Kitchen will continue to offer catering and custom pick ups from the back of our current location, around the corner, on the rear-promenade, next to Ulf. 

Our hours will be limited, so pick-ups will need to be arranged by appointment only (E-Mail Chef Lauren). But we may bring back a few grab n' go casseroles during the busier holidays like at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check our website and facebook for the most up-to-date information.

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