One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.Luciano Pavarotti
Ever since Lauren spoke her first word — “cookie” — her parents knew they had a budding foodie on their hands. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Lauren got her first taste of the hospitality industry at 16 and was instantly hooked. After graduating from UC San Diego with a degree in Political Science and an extra-curricular emphasis in serving and bartending, she decided to forgo law school to pursue her true passion and took a job directing marketing and events for the Harney Sushi Group. A couple years later, Lauren headed to Palo Alto to oversee marketing for Restaurants from Scratch (Reposado, Gravity, Scratch, Palo Alto Creamery). From there, she moved on to take over the marketing and events program for The Patio, where she helped the Silicon Valley venue grow their private dining program by 500%. Since joining AF&Co. in 2014, she has been thrilled to intimately familiarize herself with the dining capital that is San Francisco. Outside of work, Lauren remains a devoted adventurer who loves planning upcoming trips and activities, which typically revolve around food and music.