Victoria’s premier in-home personal chef and natural foods catering services
Chef Laura Moore | The Good For You Gourmet
Chef Laura shows up at your door with armloads of fresh ingredients and prepares several weeks worth of wholesome meals for your family. No shopping, no prep, simply reheat and serve. Delicious & nutritious, we take the work out of eating well!
WOW your guests with a gorgeous West Coast buffet on your special day: the freshest seasonal local produce and seafood, beautifully presented to suit your eco-wedding theme. Savor the flavor of unique & wholesome, with menu options for every dietary preference. Learn more
Beautifully presented whole foods menu & service plans available to suit your event planning needs, whether that be a single full service meal, or multiple meals over several days, Chef Laura will customize an economical plan that meets your unique event needs, so you can simply relax and enjoy! Learn more
Ready to make some dietary changes? Want to learn how to cook with healthier ingredients? Join Chef Laura for her whole foods community cooking classes, or book a Private Cooking Lesson.
Serving Greater Victoria since 1999, the Good For You Gourmet is Victoria's first whole foods personal chef and catering company. We prepare nutritious, delicious meals and menus for our clients, based on their specific dietary preferences and health-focussed food restrictions. Our recipes are made with the finest natural ingredients, with a focus on seasonal and local. We use organic or free-range meats, dairy and eggs, as well as cold-pressed, non-hydrogenated oils and fats, non-irradiated herbs and spices, heritage grain flours and whole foods sweeteners, with no exceptions. Learn more
Chef Laura's expertise primarily features whole foods, and includes vegan, vegetarian and multiple allergy diets, including gluten-free for celiacs. Over the years we have been asked to prepare meals for many clients with very specific dietary restrictions based on allergies, dietary intolerances and medical conditions as well as dietary preferences, and have thus developed a wide range of menu options to suit a wide variety of dietary requests.
The Good For You Gourmet offers unique West Coast-style cuisine, with menus for everyone from meat-eating omnivore and Paleo, to pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan, and always using the most natural, whole foods ingredients. Most recipes may be adjusted to suit celiac-friendly/gluten free requests, as well as food allergies, including dairy/wheat/egg/nut/seafood and soy. Learn more
From the blog
Curious about the local, sustainable food scene, and its connection to health?
Chef Laura blogs about her passion for whole foods and food security on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Join in the movement towards a food secure community!
The CBC asked 4 B.C. chefs for recipes using locally produced seasonal ingredients in December 2021, and Chef Laura’s recipe for a smoked wild salmon cheese ball was included with the offerings. Recipe calls for Little Qualicum Cheese works Fromage Frais, or Goat Chevre, and smoked wild Chum from Finest at Sea. View all 4… read more →
Sweet crisp BC grown apples and blueberries, apple cider, butter, honey & Red Fyfe flour are the BC grown heroes in this first of six recipes developed for Buy BC campaign. Download your copy today! read more →
Kick off your Summer with the Holistic Health & Wellness show at the Hudson Public Market this Saturday, 11 AM-3 PM. The day is going to be jammed packed with awesome health experts like Float House Victoria, Enerchi Kombucha, Prairie Doctor, Michael Losier and more! And be sure to arrive in time to join Chef… read more →
“Chef Laura came to our home to prepare meals on a weekly basis, fresh groceries in hand. We had specific dietary requirements: primarily salt free, low fat, low sugar, high fiber and vegetarian. Laura met these criteria unfailingly, and yet was consistently able to produce extraordinary & exciting flavors in her many varied creations. Laura did all the shopping for her ingredients and clearly had exceptional knowledge about nutrition & wholesome quality products.”
Susan & Jamie H., 2002
“As a busy individual with a lot on the go, I appreciated how quickly Chef Laura was able to accommodate my cooking request - within a week of contacting her I had a fridge and freezer full of ready-to-eat food. Laura worked to develop a menu plan that addressed both my vegan dietary choice and individual food preferences. While all the dishes were delicious, the kichadi is beyond amazing, and I will be requesting it again! Laura provided a fantastic timely service that delivered excellent vegan food, great convenience and flexibility, and a tidy kitchen to boot.”
Dannica S., October 2010
“As the end of my maternity leave grew closer, I worried how my family would cope with my going back to work. I was plagued by \'what\'s for dinner?\' anxiety, and wondered how I would be able to spend quality time with my son while trying to cook dinner every day. Chef Laura\'s services were exactly what we needed to ease this transition. A well-stocked freezer of lovingly prepared, delicious and nutritious food put my mind at ease that at the end of the day my family would always be well fed.”
Crystal & Ryan, and Liam, November 2012
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