Lauren Wildbolz

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Lauren Wildbolz
Lauren Wildbolz
Lauren Wildbolz
Lauren Wildbolz

(1981-03-17) March 17, 1981 (age 37)
Other namesLauren Wildbolz
OccupationVegan Cook, Artist, Food Activist
Known forVegan Kitchen and Bakery by Lauren Wildbolz
RelativesKlaus Wildbolz, Eduard Wildbolz

Lauren Wildbolz (born March 17, 1981), is a Swiss food activist [1] and a former art student.[2][3] She wrote the book Vegan Kitchen and Friends, which was published in 2014.[4][5][6]

Early life[edit]

Lauren Wildbolz
Lauren Wildbolz

Lauren Wildbolz, was a model long before the age of 18 and worked in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a model. Her father had been a notable Swiss fashion photographer, and so Lauren entered the fashion industry at a very young age. She became a diving instructor at 23, to fulfil a childhood dream. She was hired as a vegetarian cook for a ship after finishing her scuba diving training.[1] At the age of 14, Lauren read a brochure on animal sufferings resulting in her becoming a vegetarian. She opted for the vegan lifestyle at the age of 27, claiming that she felt more energetic with the change in diet. Soon after she became a vegan, Lauren increasingly became involved in the political and ethical aspects of the community too, turning herself to a welfarist.


Lauren Wildbolz graduated with a master's degree from the Zurich University of the Arts.[7] While she was at the university, she came up[1] with the idea to promote vegan food via her eatery "Vegan Kitchen and Bakery" in December, 2010. It was the first vegan restaurant in Zurich,[8] Switzerland, which closed down after nine months due to legal issues.[9][10][11][12] The food offered was claimed to be organic[13] and transported in the most environment friendly way, since Lauren is also an environment activist and "dreams about a Vegan-tour through Europe in a solar-powered car".[14] She gives cooking classes, exclusively vegan, writes a blog and runs a catering company.[15]

Apart from being an animal altruist,[16] she is reported to have condemned any wastage of food.[17] For her thesis in university, Wildbolz made food for a thousand people using most of the leftover or "garbage" food.[18][19][20][21] The food, still fresh and thoroughly washed, was prepared into a meal and given out for free, and promoted the importance of vegan food, too.[22][23] After the closure of her restaurant she went on, with the help of her 43, both vegan and non-vegan friends, to contribute 63 recipes for her book.[24][25] Her book caters to an audience of people who are vegan by choice or by constraints of health and even people who like to experiment with different recipes.[14][26]

The restaurant venture, the first of its kind in Zurich was sold to the company, Soyana. Lauren believes that via her cooking and catering, blogging and an exclusively vegan published book, Vegan Kitchen and Friends, she has discovered the vegan appetite in Switzerland.[27][28]


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  2. ^ "Die Lebensmittelretterin". Bylop. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Kunst und Küche". Schweiz. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Jürgensen, Nadine (26 July 2014). "The Verzichtsprophetin". NZZ. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ Heim, Julia (6 June 2015). "Vegan Kitchen and Friends: Schoggi-Marroni-Gugelhopf". Annabelle. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Lauren Wildbolz Switzerland". Bylop. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Vegan Conviction". Migros Magazin. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Vegan Kitchen and Bakery". Bellevue. 14 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Red-Orange supermarket giant sail towards vegan". Biovegan. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  10. ^ Gnehm, Muriel (9 May 2014). "The Pioneer Vegan Art". Beobachter. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Vegan Restaurant threatened with closure". 20 Minuten. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  12. ^ Rebonati, Stephanie (2 June 2013). "HERE SPROUTS PASSION". Zuritipp. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Vegane Missionarin". Zurich. 10 December 2011.
  14. ^ a b "Meatless happy on the Hörnli summit" (PDF). Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  15. ^ Kilchenstram, Urs. "Vegan Und Gut". Migrosianer. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  16. ^ Arnet, Helen (18 December 2014). "Vegan - of humans and other animals". SRF. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Die Mullschlucker". Gesellschaft. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  18. ^ Merz, Lisa. "Gourmet-Menus aus dem Abfall". Gruen Portrat. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  19. ^ "Art & Cooking with the former F + F art student Lauren Wildbolz". Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  20. ^ Müller, Petra. "Staying with Freak Food: Lauren Wildbolz". Freakfood. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  21. ^ Endut, Timothy (27 September 2013). "The cook, the waste and garbage into gourmet menu turns". Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Green Smoothie Workshop with Lauren Wildbolz (fully booked!)". 25 June 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  23. ^ Mamonova, Anastasia (26 September 2013). "containers & Co. against food wastage". Schweizer. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  24. ^ "The new vegan cookbook from Lauren Wildbolz". 13 August 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  25. ^ "Red-Orange supermarket giant sail towards vegan". 2 October 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  26. ^ "Podium in Zurich: The cult of our food". NZZ. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  27. ^ Sarasin, David (10 December 2011). "Future without meat". Zuritipp. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  28. ^ "Tiere Bleiben Draussen". Genuss. 4 February 2011.