Laurens kitchen storefront



Lauren's Kitchen

The Storefront

Offering Grab n' Go and Catering Services 

(Dine Outside or Take To-Go)

All food is pre-prepared by Chef Lauren daily on location. 2-serving portions, ready to reheat or bring home. Mix and match entrees with sides, soups, salads, dips, desserts.

We also offer dietary-restrictive options including:
gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian & vegan.

The plastics used to store the food for the entrees and sides are recyclable and reusable - bring back cleaned containers for a 5% discount on your next purchase.

Lauren's Kitchen won Bronze in the Best of Vail Valley
Readers Choice Award for Catering in 2020.

Lauren's Kitchen is located in Edwards' Riverwalk,
between Lacy's and The Bookworm.
 We opened October 2018.

275 Main St. C-106

Edwards, CO 81632




Monday - Friday 11a-5p*

Saturdays 12p-5p

Closed Sundays

*Hours are subject to change

Fall Off-Season:

We will be CLOSED temporarily:
October 20 - November 10, 2021



Lauren McElroy

Chef, Owner

My name is Lauren McElroy and I am a die-hard foodie. As a sixth-generation Texan, I grew up on good ol' southern cooking. I started out cooking with both my grandmothers and the passion for food (especially comfort foods) helped spark my absolute LOVE for cooking.

I have a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing and a "minor" in snowboarding from Colorado State University. After college, I worked in various sales and marketing positions for locally-owned insurance and real estate companies, and graphic design for the mountain newspapers. 

I went for the "career move" when I took on a "Vice President of Marketing" position for a brand new pharmaceutical dispensing company out of Chicago. After 2 labor-intensive years of learning every aspect of the marketing, graphic design and the pharmaceutical business, endless concerts, and fine dining, I decided to rediscover the SUN & followed my mother and grandmother to Florida. 

In Florida, I earned an Associates in Culinary Arts from Keiser University. I have since worked hot line, pantry, sandwiches, deli, customer service, and catering jobs at both high-end resorts and gourmet markets.

After 5 years in sunny, South Florida, I decided to return to my happy place Vail, Colorado where I enjoy everything a mountain town has to offer: snowboarding, camping, white water rafting, & all around adventure-seeker.

I love creating new dishes and changing up the common comfort foods I grew up on by adding my own personal twist. 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, I started my own catering company, based out of a shared location in Minturn, CO. Since then, I have moved into my current location at the NE corner of Edwards Riverwalk (between Lacy's & the Bookworm), Lauren's Kitchen.