Laurel Lather is a well-seasoned chef and culinary entrepreneur who has a passion for discovering both old and new flavors. This quest took her down the path to sharing her finds with others. Opening her first business at the age of 22, Laurel’s Country Herbs, growing & selling herbs, then a year later opening The General Store, a bulk grocery & local produce shop. After volunteering to cook for charity events, the passion leads her to the restaurant industry. After years of experiencing all positions possible, the call of entrepreneurism returned. She opened Food n’ Fermentations, retail wine, and gourmet food shop/deli. The Market came next, two floors that were home to a restaurant, a wine and cheese shop, a culinary gift basket area, and an event room. Currently, she is taking her years of experience and passion and channeling it through the pages of a book, soon to be released.