Lauren Darnell is the executive director of the Made in New Orleans Foundation, an organization dedicated to changing young people’s lives through culinary arts. A proud native of New Orleans and graduate University of New Orleans, where she studied anthropology and women’s studies, Lauren focuses on supporting young women and men who exhibit a passion for cooking and are determined to make a difference in their communities and greater New Orleans. On the show we talk about the New Orleans dining scene and the chefs that her organization works with. Learn more about Made in New Orleans at

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