Goodness Gracious Catering was founded by Chef Lauren Kershner in 2016 which now operates in tandem with their own Modern Victorian event space: Songbird Parlour, opened in 2021. Formally trained in classical French technique at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in Portland, OR, Chef Lauren spent 10 years cultivating her skills on the line and in management at fine dining restaurants in both Napa Valley and Sonoma County. It was when she led the garden-to-table culinary program at Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen that she found her voice and mission as a chef of her own. Besides being tremendously passionate about the people who grow and create the products she uses, she is tremendously passionate about traveling and fueled by exploring different cultures and discovering the ways that food ties us all together. Her mission is to inspire a new relationship with the people, food, and terroir of Wine Country. Lauren is the go-to chef for true, internationally-inspired farm-to-table cuisine. She specializes in Mediterranean and French fare and is currently fascinated with Middle Eastern cuisine. Her Persian mezah, kookoo, and dill salmon dinner are a must-try!