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What is Well on Wheels?
About Mary
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What is Well on Wheels?

Well on Wheels® is Connecticut's premier vegan personal chef service which provides fresh whole foods plant-based meals that are made from scratch, and customized and prepared for you in your own home. We specialize in vegan cuisine because we believe it is ethically and nutritionally the healthiest diet to eat.

We use ingredients that are organic, locally-sourced when in season, and minimally packaged.  We do not use any highly refined or chemically treated flours or sugars, hydrogenated oil or margarine which contain trans fatty acids, genetically modified or irradiated products.

We also offer private cooking and raw food lessons, group classes, and consulting services to help you transition to a healthier lifestyle.

What is Well on Wheels?
About Mary
Giving Back

About Mary

Mary Lawrence is executive chef and owner of Well on Wheels. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, including WNPR's "The Colin McEnroe Show" and WTNH-TV's "CT Syle." Chef Lawrence has taught at the Connecticut Culinary Institute, Whole Foods Market, and numerous adult education programs throughout Connecticut. She has developed vegan and gluten-free recipes for restaurant clients such as the Shoreline Diner and Vegetarian Enclave in Guilford, CT and Georgie's Diner in West Haven, CT. Her recipes have been included in The Best of Vegan Cooking (2009) by Priscilla Feral and VegCooking.com, and in 2007 she published her first cookbook, Quick and Easy Vegan Cuisine.

Chef Lawrence is a member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. She has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation at eCornell University and degrees from the University of Hartford and University of Connecticut. She received her culinary arts training at Manchester Community College and the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and has worked in the kitchen of It's Only Natural restaurant in Middletown, CT.    

 What is Well on Wheels?
About Mary
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Giving Back

Over the past five years, Chef Lawrence has utilized her culinary skills to support numerous animal welfare organizations near and dear to her heart.  She has held fundraising dinners for Farm Sanctuary, the largest farm animal rescue organization in the country, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, based in Woodstock, NY, Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, an animal welfare organization based in Connecticut, Food for Life, the world's largest vegetarian relief organization, and The Cancer Project, which provides guidance for managing cancer through a plant-based diet. 

Chef Mary Lawrence, owner of Well on Wheels
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"You are an amazing cook and we so enjoy the food that you make. It also makes me realize how much must be added to restaurant food to make it taste so oily, salty, sweet... Your meals were so elegantly pure and simple." 
-- Jessica Rubin, cooking client, West Hartford, CT