About the founder

I have many interests, many tell me to be set on one objective, but I always have something "on my plate". I am passionate about what I do, within the realm of food, culture, and nutrition & health. Food is art in my perspective. I find that the discovery of different types of dishes and techniques are endless.

I started Think Outside The Plate as a food blog in 2017, hardly imagining where it would take me. I began by posting recipes onto my blog, marketing through Instagram, and assisted many chefs in the kitchen, in order to become more well-versed. I slowly gained the confidence to teach others in the kitchen, and fast-forward to now, I've come to wear many hats. I picked up skills in marketing & social media, recipe development,  food photography, food styling, and mixology. Last but certainly not least, I decided to manufacture my very own custom Chef's Knife in 2021!

I am currently an undergraduate student at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, studying to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). I am a certified mixologist, and aim to certify in many areas, because there is truly no limit to one's education in life about the spectacular world that we live in. 

Lauren Joy Jemal