About Chef Lori


 

 

Pure Fresh Daily was founded in 2010 by Chef Lori Miller, providing private chef services, and small-batch, allergen-specialty meals to clients in Los Angeles County. Her specialties included gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, sugar-free, vegan, and macrobiotic meals. In 2019, Lori decided to transition her business into Pure Fresh Daily LLC, launching her 100% Gluten-free Food Company, offering seasonal, gluten-free creations, such as baked goods, side dishes, dairy-free puddings, and more!

Lori's interest in cooking began when she was a young child. Her Mexican grandmother, Guadalupe, would cook fresh meals every day for her large family, allowing Lori to learn about Mexican cuisine and all the wonderful flavor combinations possible using simple ingredients. Although she never considered cooking for a living, it was during the early 1990s, while she was living and working in Japan, that Lori realized she loved to cook. Finding American food products in Japan back in those days was almost impossible, and very expensive when found, so Lori started making everything fresh, from scratch. After a few years of cooking, sharing with friends and neighbors, she realized she was good at it! It was while she was in Japan that she realized she wanted to be a professional chef. After returning to the USA, Lori enrolled in culinary school to pursue her dream. First, she attended the 9-month Professional Baking and Pastry Course at The Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in West Hollywood, and then the 16-month Professional Chef Training Program at the Los Angeles Culinary Institute in Encino, California.  

Prior to launching Pure Fresh Daily, Lori gained professional chef experience cooking for celebrities and high-profile clients throughout Los Angeles. While working for L'Oven Life and the Cleanse, she cooked for celebrities such as Toby McGuire, Tea Leoni, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman. While working for Deja Food, she cooked for Kathy Ireland, Ed Bagley Jr, Carry Fisher, Jamie Curtis, Michael Richards, and for executives from NBC/Universal Studios, and CBS studios. In addition to being a trained Chef, Baker, and Menu Consultant, specializing in Gluten-free cuisine, Lori is an author. Her first eBook, published in 2016, Pure Fresh Donuts: 30+ Mix & Match Paleo Recipes, was listed on Amazon’s Top 25 Best Selling Gluten-free eBooks. Her second published eBook is Gluten-free Delicious: 30 Quick & Nourishing Recipes. Both books are available on Amazon.com.

Outside of the kitchen, Lori loves binging on international cooking shows, Korean dramas, discovering new music, new foods, and watching thriller, suspense, and espionage movies. She loves traveling, hiking, and enjoys creating concrete containers for gardening. Lori is married to a wonderful husband who cooks very well and has a strong background in European cuisines. He enjoys the challenge of whipping up something gluten-free for Lori to enjoy. They are based in California and share a strong faith in God. Lori lives with Celiac Disease, a dairy-allergy, and other autoimmune challenges. She positively believes there are endless options when it comes to gluten-free food, and hopes to inspire others through her creations.