Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Chef Judi Gallagher Partner to Bring Health and Wellness to the Kitchen

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Chef Judi Gallagher Partner to Bring Health and Wellness to the Kitchen

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) has established a partnership with Chef Judi Gallagher to bring health and wellness to the kitchen and local communities. You will find Chef Judi at The Market on Sundays outside of LWRMC, getting her steps in at the Mall at University Town Center (UTC) with the Fit to Walk program, and presenting cooking demonstrations at the LWRMC Mommy and Me Tea Party. In addition, Chef Judi will be partnering with local LWRMC physicians to start a “Cooking with a Doctor” video series and many more innovative initiatives for 2020.

40 Years of Culinary Experience

Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Andy Guz, stated, “Our partnership with Chef Judi offers the ability for Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to provide health-related events to the local community. With Chef Judi’s education and experience of over 40 years in the culinary industry, we are looking forward to the continued partnership and establishing new programs for 2020.”

“It is an honor and a privilege to become part of the healthy environment that Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers," stated Chef Judi Gallagher. "Together, our forward positioning for culinary education will be broad to help so many people learn what foods are best and how best to cook them. How exciting to be able to offer cooking classes, cooking videos and appearances at so many innovative events.”

Marketing Director of The Mall at UTC, Lauren Clark, added, “Our partnership with Lakewood Ranch Medical Center allows UTC guests to have access to world-class health programs and information at their fingertips, all at an easily accessible location right in the hub of Sarasota and Manatee counties. This continued partnership means that UTC can continue to offer our guests exclusive programs not offered elsewhere in the market!”

Upcoming Events with Chef Judi

  • Mommy & Me Tea Party, April 25, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.​
    • Fashion Show by Lilly Pulitzer®
    • Williams-Sonoma Cooking Demos Hosted by Chef Judi
  • Additional activities coming soon include Healthy Recipe events, Cooking Demonstrations and Healthy Lifestyle Activities. Stay tuned to the LWRMC Facebook page for event dates and details.

For more information about Chef Judi, visit or, or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @chefjudigallagher and on Twitter @ChefJudi