Lulu Green is the brain-child of two sisters, Mary and Nada. Grounded through the desire to promote health and wellness with a nutritional foundation, the sisters were motivated to create Lulu Green.
The coupling of Mary’s background in plant-based nutrition, alongside Nada’s pharmaceutical expertise meant that the opportunity to join forces was inevitable. The sisters' pairing of unique skill-sets and interests are further enhanced by their Lebanese heritage. Having grown up on a predominantly Middle-Eastern diet, which was mostly plant-based consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in their parents’ garden is one which they now hope to share with all of their customers..
Lulu Green aims to provide their customers with a healthy and delicious way to eat out in a fun and beautiful setting. Their philosophy also embodies important qualities such as community, lifestyle, and wellbeing. "We don’t pretend to always be perfect, but we always cook from the heart. We’re about the future of food and reconnecting the eater with the earth and the positive environments we nurture."
Mary is the passionate advocate and driving force behind the Remarkable Lulu Green brand. Through her own personal experiences, cultural upbringing and extensive learning, Mary’s core belief is that a healthy body brings about a calm, balanced and peaceful mind. As a food educator, certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University, she embraces the lifestyle that the brand emulates.
As a mother, nature lover, and business founder, Mary is a woman who has a full plate. During her tenure at Whole Foods Market, she served as Healthy Eating Program Director, Leader of Juice Bar Operations, and was the innovator of several wellness programs. Mary also holds a certificate in herbal studies, is a registered yoga teacher (and is now plotting to take over a new greener world). Dining out is Mary’s favorite hobby. She has been known to travel both near and far in her quest for amazing food + drink.
Physicist and pharmacist, Nada is most certainly an advocate of the great, Greek physician Hippocrates, who said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Her in-depth experience and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry have helped shape her view on the benefits of nutrition to heal and preserve the body. While science has its place, Nada believes that nature is the creator of the best medicine.
Nada joins Mary in the pursuit of promoting the advantages of plant-based nutrition and embracing how nature’s flavors can be so easily enjoyed. Through the creation of their organic, cold-pressed juices, enhanced with herbs, adaptogens, and superfoods, she has truly been able to combine her love for nature with her expertise in science. Nada enjoys traveling the globe experiencing the food + traditions of many cultures. She also has a distinctive style and a keen eye for design, much of which has been incorporated throughout the space.
Veganism and plant-based nutrition was never on Brian’s mind when he first started out as a young chef at 14. As an avid meat eater, he didn’t imagine being converted to a diet of vegetables, plant-based proteins and fruit. What began as a need to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and to drop 50lbs in weight, inspired Brian to not only change his diet but also to inspire his craft as a chef.
Brian is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and has over 20 years of culinary expertise under his (now skinnier) belt. Brian has worked at notable fine dining restaurants, private clubs, and hotels across the globe. He has also had the prestigious honor of being invited to cook at the James Beard House. Brian’s proudest achievement is creating a nationally acclaimed farm-to-table lunch program for the city of Worcester, MA. Having worked as the Director of Operations for the Whole Foods Market North Atlantic Prepared Foods Kitchen, Brian has honed his skills even further in creating remarkable meals using plant-based ingredients, inspired by Middle-Eastern flavors.