About the Chef

IMG_2475Auset began cooking at eight-years-old, at home with her mom, and volunteering at an international foundation with her older sisters. From a young age, her parents always made them aware of the importance of organic produce and healthy eating. Auset grew up eating a vegetarian diet at her dad’s house and a primarily macrobiotic diet and limited variety of poultry and fish at her mother’s home.

Since she was a young child, Auset wanted to be a doctor, because she desired to help people. At sixteen she decided to not pursue a medicine and instead pursue a career in culinary arts. At this time, she also became aware that food is the primary cause for most illnesses we suffer from and knew that she could make a greater impact by knowing how to support a persons diet and which foods to implement for optimal health and longevity.

After high school she joined the staff at the international organization in upstate New York, where she spent a few years learning to bake and cook, and learned more about vegetarian and vegan cooking as well as learning Indian cuisine in India. A few years later Auset attended culinary school and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2011. Shortly after graduating from the CIA she spent over 4 months in Europe, traveling and learning about authentic French and Italian cuisine. When she returned home, to New York City, she enrolled with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified health coach a year later. She immediately began working as a private chef specializing in cooking for people with dietary restrictions.

In addition to working as a private chef, Auset has also worked in michelin star restaurants in New York and Paris, and has worked for world renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

It gives Auset great satisfaction to be able to support people with their health needs. Healthy, vegetarian and vegan cooking generally has a stigma that it’s boring, bland, flavorless food. Whenever she is challenged by having to cook with limited ingredients, it makes her want to work that much harder to exceed her clients expectations, so they know there is no limit in eating delicious healthy, vegetarian and vegan food. Her main purpose in life is to spread this awareness and support people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.