Susan Mendelson

Founder and president
The Lazy Gourmet

In 1979, Susan Mendelson founded The Lazy Gourmet, one of Vancouver’s first catering companies. Since, it has grown into one of the city’s leading catering and event planning organizations. Mendelson has written 10 cookbooks, which span the globe. Her most recent book, deemed a must-have, is titled Mama Now Cooks Like This. She is involved in numerous charitable organizations as a philanthropist and community supporter.

GREATEST SUCCESS: "My daughter Mira opened a pilates studio during the pandemic only a few blocks away from where The Lazy Gourmet started in 1979."TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: "Catering the Molson Indy Vancouver in the past, and today, it is finding staff in all departments now that we are up and running."LAST MEAL: "Maple walnut ice cream."FAVOURITE QUOTE: "A bargain is not a bargain unless you need it."