Our Foundation

We believe at the root of human well-being is food.

We remain committed to the idea that fresh, nutritious food acts as the foundation for a healthy mind, body, and soul. Therefore, we have made it our mission to make access to real food equitable through our non-profit educational courses and commitment to minimize food waste. Thereby, we create culinary experiences that last a lifetime.

 

Our Focus Pillars

The History of Our Organization

 

TODAY CHEF LARA'Slife vision statement is

Our Global, Social Enterprise/organization.

Our organization is comprised of individuals striving to solve fundamentally human problems regarding food. In 1948, The United Nations published the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate to health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care…” (Article 25). However, despite being a member of the United Nations, both currently and before the declaration’s publication, the U.S. has failed to establish equitable access to food. Therefore, we have made it our mission to correct this injustice by facilitating practices which minimize food waste and promote equitable access to food. 

 

From 1999-2002, a young 22-year-old, Native American woman decided to create her life’s vision statement. She was living in Denver, Colorado and laboring to raise her infant son and coexist with her mentally ill husband. During this time, Lara became pregnant with her second child. She was managing a "rare" disease and told that she would need to undergo an invasive, potentially life-threatening treatment to ensure the safety of her child. Miraculously, both the mother and the daughter Liah (who is now 17) survived the treatment. The mother was Chef Lara L. Holland, who managed all this while winning awards for being one of the youngest people to produce over 12 million dollars in yearly revenue. Following these events, Chef Lara devised the following life mission statement and presented it to her mentors: 

Chef Lara's life vision statement 

is to create... >

A place where strengthing ethical standards leads us to the highest level of personal development allowing humans to live in a world of abundance.

Created June 2002 | by Chef Lara, founder, International Food Allergen Management Academy. 2012.

 

"If we're gonna pay the pink tax, we should make all our financial decisions wearing lipstick & high heels! ."  ~Chef Lara