Meet Lauryn Bodden, the winner of Snack Vs. Chef season 1. She has impressed judges as well as viewers of the show but this is other than what meets the eye. Here you’ll learn about Lauryn’s age, parents, boyfriend & marriage, and more.
Join us to learn more about Snack Vs. Chef winner Lauryn Bodden.
Meet Lauryn Bodden, The Snack vs. Chef Season 1 Winner
Netflix’s culinary competition show The Snack Vs. Chef’s season 1 kicked off on 30 November. The eight-part show saw two comedians Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu hosting the show with 12 chefs competing for a cash prize of $50,000. As with all of the reality shows, there was competition and an elimination process.
Two of the finalist in the final episode was Lauryn Bodden and Sandy Dee Hall. While both chefs created amazing meals using their knowledge, experience, and enormous imagination, Lauryn triumphed over her rivals to win the prize money and the coveted title.
One of the finalists “will enter the kitchen as a mere snack-making mortal and emerge a snack deity,” according to co-host Hari Kondabolu, before the challenge. He continued by saying that the goal was to come up with “the next big thing,” which will quickly transport the judges and hosts to the “future of snacks.”
The judge for Snack Vs. Chef, Ali Bouzari, emphasized that the finalists had to make a snack that was influenced by what they had discovered during the competition and utilize it to hone their own magical component. The judge did add that they were free to prepare their own snack, though.
The finalists took four hours to prepare the dish and Lauryn decided to make cavatelli amatriciana (a kind of pasta) in snack-sized form. The recipe creator created cavatelli amatriciana in bite-size shape after drawing inspiration from her love of the traditional Italian dish. The popular meal, which has Amatrice, Italy, as its birthplace, is made out of cavatelli (little pasta shells) and an enticing sauce composed primarily of tomato, parmesan cheese, and guanciale, or Italian cured pork cheek.
Her dish gained good feedback from the judges. They praised her for the flavor profile and the use of bacon, an animal flavor with savory and light elements that they believed was essential for reinventing the snacking sector. Sandy decided to make a snack that was innovative and create a healthy version of chips and popcorn.
Eventually, Lauryn defeated Sandy and went on to win Snack Vs. Chef and the grand cash prize of $50,000.
Lauryn Bodden Career
Lauryn Bodden found a love of food at a young age in grandma’s kitchen. After studying abroad in London for her honors thesis on the global food systems, she continued to write for a number of outlets, including D Magazine’s Side Dish, before graduating and packing her bags for the Big Apple.
She works as a recipe developer, culinary producer, and private chef. She started her career as an event management & marketing intern in 2013. In 2014, she worked at Moroch Partners as Public Relations Intern. Around the same time, Lauryn served as a freelance writer at Feed Me Dallas for 8 months.
In 2014, Lauryn joined D Magazine as Food and Dining Intern. From September 2016 to October 2017, Lauryn worked at Hearth Restaurant as Line Cook. After quitting her job as a line cook, she landed the job of Executive Culinary Assistant at GMS Media (Gail Simmons).
In March 2019, Marley Spoon hired Lauryn as an editor & photo production assistant. Right after that, Lauryn worked at Dotdash Meredith as Food Editor at The Spruce Eats. Other than culinary jobs, Lauryn also worked for Wagstaff Worldwide as an account coordinator.
In 2022, Lauryn is working as a private chef at Sailing Collective, the modern vacation. She works with a team of recipe developers and food writers in creating delicious recipes and cooking guides for all palates and expertise. She’s worked her way around the industry between professional kitchens, brands, and media companies, combining her experiences and interactions to lead her where she is today.
Lauryn is also serving as a freelance recipe developer since July 2022.
Moving on to her academic qualifications, Lauryn completed her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in Communication Studies and Applied Physiology and Sports Management. She completed culinary arts/chef training at the Institute of Culinary Education.
Lauryn Bodden Age
In June 2022, Lauryn Bodden celebrated turning 30 years of age.
Who Are Lauryn Bodden Parents?
Lauryn Bodden was born to her parents Mitchell and Barbara Willig Bodden.
Born in April 1962, Barbara is 60 years whereas Mitchell is 70 years old. Mitchell is serving as the president of Heal The Choices since 2009.
Talking more about her family, Lauryn has a brother named Richard Bodden. Richard is working as a senior epic analyst at Prisma Health while based in Greenville, South Carolina.
Lauryn Bodden Height
Based on her pictures, Lauryn Bodden stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches.
Is Lauryn Bodden Married?
No, Lauryn Bodden isn’t married yet but she is currently in a relationship. Her boyfriend’s name is Tamir Duberstein. Tamir first appeared on Lauryn’s socials in December 2019. In February 2020, Lauryn posted another post and wrote, “Ride or die but, I always die on our rides, so truly not a choice there.”
In July 2020, in another post, Lauryn wrote, “I like your face. Almost as much as I like doing adventures with you. Hopefully, the next one isn’t too far off.” The most recent post of the two dates back to July 2022.
In the post, she wrote, “🇫🇷 6 days, 6 cities 🛴Planes, trains, car, scooter, bus, metro,📍Paris, Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion, Arcachon, Biarritz, Bayonne. We jammed a lot in with a number of fun surprises along the way (oh hey, @ambre_sails 👋🏻)! No regrets. And no time for sleep before the next adventure! What an amazing week in France with the perfect travel partner.”
Tamir is working as a staff software engineer at Google. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
When Is Lauryn Bodden Birthday?
Lauryn Bodden celebrates her birthday on 15 June.
Where Is Lauryn Bodden From?
Lauryn Bodden is originally from Tampa, Florida. She is currently based in New York.
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