Director of Culinary Development
Lauren joined the Luke's team in 2011. As Director of Culinary Development, Lauren works alongside our Marketing and Operations teams to develop new and seasonal menu items for our shacks, and develops efficiencies and quality improvements to our core menu items. Lauren oversees sourcing and purchasing for all Luke's shacks, and spearheads the development of our line of frozen retail products available at Whole Foods Market and other retailers. Lauren's entrepreneurial spirit and passion for cooking stems back to age 10, when she held regular lemonade stands in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - which helped fund her BA degree in History & Chinese from the University of Pennsylvania. Although born and raised in NYC, she's happy to call Portland, Maine home now where she lives with Chris Jordan (Luke's Logistics Director) and their rambunctious pup Otis.