As a female chef and book writer, Lavonne was inspired by Rachael Ray and Paula Dean, as well as her love for cooking and eating.
Lavonne has combined many of the recipes she created and cooked to use in her catering business and what she taught on her YouTube channel (Lavonne’s Kitchen).
Lavonne’s recipes were created in her kitchen. Many of her Catering customers, Facebook friends, and YouTube subscribers often asked her to open a restaurant and write a cookbook so they would be able to cook her dishes. Unable to open a restaurant she decided to give them a piece of herself by putting her recipes in a cookbook. This would allow them to enjoy her food from anywhere in the world.