Lara’s training begun in the organic farm kitchen of Ballymaloe in Ireland and was furthered at The Ritz, London after which she has worked in kitchens all over the world. Recently returning home to join The Garden Café of The Newt in Somerset, where the menu is led by the estate gardens, a celebration of the seasons. 

Lara believes that our food should nourish, energise and excite us.

Having studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she gained a deeper understanding of cooking food to support wellbeing. 

Alongside catering, Lara also offers Styling and Recipe development services, recently working with Black Mountains Smokery, Issy Granger homeware and Emilie O'Connor homeware.  

Lara is teaming up with Louise Buttler and Milly Harrison for a Pilates and Yoga retreat in Corfu, more details to follow via LB Pilates 

When she's not cooking, Lara also practices yoga and meditation, collecting 300 hours of teacher training in Goa. Foraging, photography, reading, writing and painting are her rituals of downtime. 

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