“It’s always a pleasure to cook for someone who is very adventurous and appreciative,” says Marc Jacobs’ private chef Lauren Gerrie of her designer boss.
Marc Jacobs’ private chef has sweet style and the kitchen is her catwalk.
For en vogue groceries, the designer leaves the pantry stocking up to his private chef, Lauren Gerrie, who frequents the Union Square Greenmarket for microgreens and fancy fruits like pluots which she grills for lobster salad inside Jacobs’ New York home boasting two kitchens.
“A lot of my background is in pastry so I started to adapt different glutton free pastry recipes like a spelt flour peach crostata for Marc,” Gerrie told the Daily News of her seasonal sweet treats that Jacobs loves to snack on along with her homemade almond-butter cookies — he adores almond butter.
“I make him really healthy meals and I think the best way to end a delicious meal is with something sweet,” she says referring to salted caramel goat milk ice cream she introduced her boss to from Victory Garden in the West Village.
When he’s not indulging his sweet tooth, Jacobs is a health foodie. Gerrie prepares him oatmeal for breakfast with fresh-pressed apple juice instead of coffee and only buys cheese that’s made with goat milk because she says “it’s what he prefers.”
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When it comes to his kitchen, Marc Jacobs trusts private chef Lauren Gerrie to handle the menu which includes some of his favorite almond butter cookies and peach crostata.
This summer, watermelon-cucumbers are all the rage in Jacobs’ kitchen. “He’s been telling all his friends about them because he thinks they’re hysterical.”
But aside from calling the shots in the kitchen, the biggest perk of her private chef gig is the no-uniform policy.
“Not having to wear a uniform is a great thing about working for Marc – he hired me because of who I am and the food that I cook,” Gerrie told Du Jour magazine. “Both my partner and I did not get into cooking so that we could wear ugly chef’s coats and stuff. We dress sexy in the kitchen.”
Last summer the California native wore a lace crop-top and “African pants” for Jacobs’ rooftop barbecue giving eaters dinner and a fashion show.
At the end of the day, Gerrie most enjoys catering to Jacobs’ adventurous appetite.
“It’s always a pleasure to cook for someone who is very adventurous and appreciative.”