The famous quote by Socrates “Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat” never sat well with Laura Seery. The California native was raised in the notoriously epicurean San Francisco Bay Area and grew up trailing her father around the kitchen, learning from his culinary successes (and failures!). She grew up grazing on the West Coast’s great multicultural bounty, from dim sum in Chinatown to down-to-earth gourmet fare at Chez Panisse.
Laura graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and took her passion for fine cuisine, along with her writing and marketing skills, to work for Culinary Concepts, a leading special event caterer. As a 6-year veteran of the catering industry, Laura is an authority on creative menu design, food trends and entertaining. Her heart lies in seasonal cooking, inspired by fruits and vegetables at their ripest and sweetest, and choosing organic and locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Laura’s favorite gastronomic topics to explore include unique and unexpected spice and flavor combination’s, Asian/Californian-fusion, and good old fashioned ‘one pot meals’.
Laura resides in Pacific Beach, California. When not making a mess in the kitchen, she can be found jogging on the beach boardwalk, practicing yoga, or rummaging through vintage treasures at local thrift stores. She can be reached at Culinary Concepts Catering, where she authors the corresponding blog