Jul 13, 2023 11:30 AM
The Hangry Lady - Chef Allie Lanham
The Journey of becoming a Chef Owner

Allie Lanham, owner of The Hangry Lady! is 26 years old, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Washington High School in 2014, while in high school  lost 60 lbs, everything she learned from that journey lead her to finding her passion, for food & health. She then went to Kirkwood Community College and earned a 2 year AS Degree in Dietetics, changed her major, and entered Kirkwood's Culinary Arts Program earning my Culinary Degree in 2019! 

In Culinary School I was a part of the Competition team, winning 1st place at the Riverside Culinary classic and 2nd place at the Iowa Pork Producers Competition. I was also the first recipient of the Chef Basil's Culinary Scholarship!! Immediately after graduation I became the Chef de Cuisine at Caucho for almost 2 years, during that time I was named as one of the '40 Women to Watch' by the Iowa Restaurant Association.

I then moved on to be the Executive Chef at Popoli for 6 months! I thought of the name "The Hangry Lady" 5 years ago, and dreamt of opening my own business one day, so when Popoli closed I decided to conquer my fears and just start! With a determination to provide my community with good food, that's good for you. 

I've been a vegetarian for 6 years and take pride in cooking delicious food while being able to accommodate dietary restrictions and provide knowledge about how food effects us. At the end of the day I'm here for you!

I love bringing joy to others with my food, so with that being said never hesitate to contact me, big or small, healthy or not, The Hangry Lady's got you covered