The current menu is for March 4-9

About the Nell's Gourmet to Go Crew


Owner, Creative Director, Lead Cook

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Camping — sleeping in a tent and cooking outside, reading books by the lake and telling stories around the campfire

Favorite music, band, genres?
I’ve had a fascination with the big band/swing era for a long time

Favorite food:
Fresh lemons, mushrooms, zucchini, a ripe tomato, basil — I love working with fresh ingredients. But my favorite food? Nice cheese

Favorite place you have traveled to:
Paris and Boston are my favorite cities; Glacier National Park and Grand Teton National Park are my favorite places I’ve camped

Why cooking?
Food is my love language and working with food is my creative outlet. I love knowing my cooking brings people joy. I love to create my own recipes. I also have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit and like doing my own thing. Creating this unique kitchen has been a fun way to bring together my skills, creativity and energy






Lauren graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle. She has a lot of experience in cooking/baking arts and loves spending time in the kitchen. 

"I have had a passion for food all my life.  I have always loved being in the kitchen -- it's my favorite room in the house.  Nell's has a great environment to work in with awesome and friendly employees who are always showing each other happiness and support throughout the day.  

"My favorite part is the experimentation with different foods.  I love creating new things for our customers to enjoy."




What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I love outdoor activities. Lately, I have spent as much time as possible hiking, biking, sailing, canoeing, camping and hanging with friends and family around the fire pit. I like to take my shoes off and feel the sand between my toes. I hang laundry on the line so I have more excuses to go outside

Favorite music, band, genres?
I adore music. I especially enjoy upbeat music that makes me feel like dancing. Also, I totally recommend the South Dakota Public Broadcasting radio show "Jazz Nightly" that broadcasts every weekday evening. It is the perfect ending to the day

Favorite food:
Many of my favorite foods are fruits and I simply like them fresh and cut into pieces

One thing from your bucket list: 
Someday I hope to do lots of hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park at the southern tip of South America



Social Media Manager

Lisa manages our social media, often from remote locations. She grew up in Rapid City, married her high school sweetheart and loves spending time with her husband Chris and 3 children (two away in college and one at home), extended family and friends. 

Lisa loves to travel and adventure all over the Black Hills, Badlands and beyond. Traveling and trying new restaurants and foods are some of her favorite pursuits!  




Kitchen Assistant, Customer Service

Caysee works afternoons, packaging bakery items, prepping ingredient, doing customer service and kitchen clean up.

I have a big blended family with seven siblings between my two households.
I enjoy going on walks with my pug Oliver and my Frenchie Charlie. We also have two other labs named Luna and Bronco.
Favorite music:
My favorite music to listen to is anything
that makes it feel like summer.
Favorite foods:
My favorite food is pasta, especially chicken alfredo and chicken parmesan.





Facilities Manager

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Ultimate Frisbee

Favorite place you have traveled to:
Pismo Beach, CA

Favorite movies?
All the Rocky movies and It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite food?
Spinach for breakfast; Beef Bourguignon any time of day

Why do you like working at Nell's Gourmet?
I love the cook