A life spent toiling in professional kitchens equals a head full of great recipes, kitchen hacks and shortcuts and invaluable cooking tips. Not to mention the entertaining yet sometimes sordid stories of life as a cooking addict.
This book is a collection of those years of learnings and stories collected, from breakfast beans through to rooftop sangrias. They are recipes Bridget knows well, most off by heart, as they have appeared on restaurant menus and kitchen tables to the delight of paying customers and hungry family members in some cases, for nearly three decades.
The recipes have been lifesavers with their deliciousness and unashamed ease, many a time pulling Bridget through the weeds and on to cooking glory, even if that glory means satisfying a hungry household. Bridget is a fully trained chef with over 25 years experience working in professional kitchens.
A mother of 3, dedicated wife and self described butter addict, Bridget believes that inspiring people’s passions for cooking is invaluable for the wellbeing and soul of the family home. Bridget has been in charge of some of the most well known restaurant kitchens in Australian and New Zealand, has cooked for Kings and Queens, worked with celebrity chefs, managed catering companies, built cafes and owned her own successful gastropubs. She has dedicated her life to her craft and now passes on the lessons she has learned through recipes, videos, cooking classes, demonstrations and social media.
Her love of technology has seen her amass a substantial online following of over 1,000,000 across her various social media platforms and has seen her work as a consultant and keynote speaker for Google and YouTube, speak at TEDx Sydney and work as a brand ambassador and online influencer in the areas of food and tech.