The Lazy Gourmet’s Susan Mendelson moves into Vancouver Talmud Torah to launch Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet


The Lazy Gourmet’s Susan Mendelson, one of Vancouver’s pioneering entrepreneurs in the catering industry, is about to launch an exciting new venture, Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet (MKG), offering full-service kosher catering services to the Lower Mainland. MKG will operate exclusively out of the Vancouver Talmud Torah (VTT) School and will also provide hot lunches for students every day, as well as special meals and take out for many Jewish holidays.


“I am truly honoured to be given the chance to produce nutritious and delicious meals for the children at Vancouver Talmud Torah,” explains Mendelson, who, at age 27, opened the thriving The Lazy Gourmet more than 37 years ago. “Students deserve to have hot meals daily and at Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet, every dish will be made fresh each day. In addition, I am excited by the opportunity to offer kosher catering to the whole community and can’t wait to see what the future brings.”

Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet will operate out of the Vancouver Talmud Torah School utilizing two brand new purpose built kitchens. School meal service commences in September. However, the company is already taking orders and reservations for catering services starting in the fall.

“Susan is an inspiring and influential figure in the Jewish community and we are delighted she is spearheading our new hot lunch program, and at the same time offering community-wide kosher catering. MKG will bring healthy, delicious, kid-friendly lunches to our students all at reasonable cost to parents,” says Cathy Lowenstein, Head of School at Vancouver Talmud Torah. “I can’t wait to see the delight from the students when they dig into MKG’s daily lunch offerings.”

Menus and more information to be released later this summer. For more information about Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet, please visit For more information about Talmud Torah, please visit


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