Owner & Executive Chef
A Dream That has
Been Cooking for Years
My name is Allie Lanham, owner of The Hangry Lady! I'm 27 years old, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I graduated from Washington High School in 2014, while in high school I lost 60 lbs, everything I learned from that journey lead me to finding my passion, food & health. I then went to Kirkwood Community College and earned a 2 year AS Degree in Dietetics, changed my 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.
Since we launched in November 2022 and June 2021 opened our location in Newbo City Market we have done 100+ grazing tables, 50+ Weddings, and 1000's of charcuterie cups
I've been a vegetarian for 8 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!