Testimonials


I am grateful to all those people who I have met in my years as a traveling vegan chef, whether at cooking classes, vegetarian potlucks, demonstrations, farmer's markets, private homes, libraries. . . you have made the journey an enjoyable experience.  Along the way, I am honored to have helped many of you transition to a healthy vegan diet, and to demonstrate that vegan food can be as delicious as it is nutritious.  Sharing food with family and friends is one of my great joys in life, and I hope you will do the same with those you care about.  I appreciate all of your kind words of support!

Clients Georgie’s Diner in West Haven, The Shoreline Diner in Guilford, St. Francis Hospital’s Preventive Medicine Center, Yale Law School, Yale Medical Group, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, and The Interior Edge
"Your food is particularly inspired this week.  What a delicious menu.  Couldn't resist dipping a finger into the horseradish cream....   going to be hard to resist digging in immediately!  It felt so wonderful (as it always does) to come home to the yummy smells and even yummier tastes.  Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you." -- Sandy Resnick, cooking client, New Haven, CT
"I feasted like a king tonight, Mary!  I can't imagine going back to the 'old ways' now.  What I mean is:  No more back-and-forth between only two selections, but much more variety on a continual basis.  I am definitely looking forward to a cooking lesson or two to show me the way to reduce my cooking time and increase my eating enjoyment." -- Joel Marks, cooking client, Milford, CT
 "Your passion for healthy eating was inspiring, and your willingness to answer any questions was appreciated.  Of course, your vegan desserts were delicious!  Audience feedback confirmed our opinion:  'The food, the wonderful information on cooking gluten-free vegan, and how you can substitute ingredients was greatly appreciated.'  We look forward to having you present again.  Thank you for another excellent program and tasty treats. -- Bethel Public Library, Bethel, CT 
"Thank you for a wonderful (and delicious!) job yesterday -- our  friends loved your food, as did we! You're a creative, professional and extremely talented individual and we're thrilled to have you in our world! "  -- Bonnie Feldstein, catering client, Bethel, CT
"Mary, you write symphonies for the taste buds." -- Dorian James, rock and roller  
"I just want to tell you that you are brilliant at what you do. I love everything you prepared and I am looking forward to your meals for a long time to come. All the meals are amazing. I feel healthier and like I'm doing my body good." -- Steve MacLaughlin, Hamden, CT
"Thank you so very much for coming to my home and sharing your skills and recipes with me! They were sooo delicous! I am going to try and re-do the magic myself this week!  I brought some of the leftovers to work the next day and several women were very interested once they saw how yummy it looked! I hope 2011 is a great one for you and I hope to have you over again sometime - there is so much I would love to learn from you!" -- Chris Joslyn, cooking student, East Haddam, CT
"The latest meals are just incredible - so delicious, beautiful to look at and a pleasure to put in my body. And I am aware of feeling better, physically, after eating them. If possible, my appreciation for your artistry just keeps growing. David's comment was something like, 'I think that was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten in my life.' And he's not taken to hyperbole. So, thank you!"  -- Jean Vogel, cooking client, Southbury, CT
"We had the stir fry and one of the salads last night and it was FANTASTIC. I knew I'd like it, but I wasn't sure about my husband--who started out by saying that it looked great but too bad the tofu wasn't chicken. But then, he ate every last piece of tofu and kept telling me how much he loved it. Major success! Thank you so much. I am feeling so well fed, and it's making me very happy." -- Sue Preneta, cooking client, Guilford, CT
"Noah gained a confidence that will last him a lifetime of cooking, and a delight and appreciation in new flavors and textures of food. In the hands of a master chef, these had become alluring and delicious to him. That evening, by candlelight, we dined on the meal we'd made together."  -- Jampa and Noah Williams, mother and 7-year-old son private cooking students, West Hartford, CT
"Anything's possible when Chef Mary Lawrence is doing the baking. Lawrence, a cooking instructor and the owner of Well on Wheels, teaches vegan cooking almost anywhere she's asked... My recommendation? If Mary's baking chocolate anything, I'm bringing my chocolate tooth." -- Pam Shearer, West Hartford News
"You certainly made Saxton B. Little Free Library look good last night. It was so nice to see the excitement your program generated. The attendance was the most we've had for an adult program in ages and on such a cold winter night to boot! Your presentation was excellent and so well received. I loved the various ages of attendees; some from the hippie, co-op era and the younger generation, and one 13-year-old vegan! I cannot thank you enough for your time and effort on our behalf." -- Carol A. Kubala, Adult Services Librarian, Columbia, CT
"I wanted to thank you so much for all you did to make my little girl's birthday a success. The party was great. The kids had such an amazing time. It was better than I had imagined. I admire what you do and hope that you continue to share you passion with others." -- Maria Flowers, cooking client, Hamden, CT
"I just wanted to thank you for coming all this way, and making a phenomenal meal for us! It was absolutely delicious! My family and I were in 7th heaven!!!! Not a drop of food is left! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!" -- Tanya Schroeder, raw food private lesson client, Manchester, CT
"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