Singing Bowl Chef’s mission is to build community + create social change through building healthy relationships with food + farmers. SBC believes that health and wellness are a holistic practice. When we nourish our bodies, we nourish our minds, which nourishes the relationships with ourselves and others. Included is our relationship with the environment. Sustainable/local farmers produce some of most nutrient dense foods while also being mindful of their impact on the environment.
Food is an intersecting point between our environmental health, physical health, mental wellness, socialization, and so much more. Our goal is to provide opportunities to learn about and enjoy all the gifts that great food has to offer.
I chose the name Singing Bowl Chef because I treasure the moments when cooking becomes a meditation. When you have the time to put your joy + creativity into it, the dance and flow start to happen, and you can tap into another level.
Bridgette holds a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where from her education found a passion for supporting local and sustainable farmers. While attending college, she worked as a chef and eventually found her way to the local foods restaurant scene. Bridgette was the founding president of the Oshkosh Food Cooperative, manager for Trust Local Foods and market manager for the Sustainable Living Roadshow. Upon moving to Madison, she worked as a pastry sous chef for L’etoile before creating Singing Bowl Chef.
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, the standard meat and potato diet was no secret to our family. Lots of home cooked meals both inspired my current cooking style, as well as influenced the need to make changes. Paired with this calorie rich diet, I was also struggling with depression and anxiety from a young age. I eventually learned that my relationship with food was going to be complicated. The first way I decided to take control of my illness was through learning how to cook healthier. I figured if I knew how to create food that was healthy AND delicious, I’d be working towards a better version of myself. I found so much more along the way. Nutritious foods have a huge impact on my mood and my state of mental wellness. I am so thankful for the gifts that food has to offer and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others.