Chef Bri’s making a vegetarian version of a fast-food classic
Shmeal connects you with the best personal chefs in your neighborhood (like Chef Bri), so you can order their meals, and have amazing food experiences every day.
Get to know Bri in this Q&A, and order her meals on Shmeal in the Hyde Park neighborhood!
Q: What’s your cooking background?
Bri: I come from a family that LOVES FOOD and having a family from the south (Jackson, MS), means that I was in the kitchen at a very young age. That early bonding with food grew with me as I got older and began exploring other cultures/foods & traveling.
Bri: I’ve learned to prepare so many different ethnic dishes and enhanced my culinary understanding of building flavors, seasonings, presentation, etc . That passion for food has led me to starting my own catering business where I do everything from meal prep to events and cater to everyone from carnivores to vegans.
@foodzoeats tries Bri’s Vegetarian Big Smac.
Q: Where did you grow up and what kind of food did you grow up with?
Bri: I was born and raised on the best side of Chicago – The Westside! I grew up eating a variety of delicious foods that were prepared by my Mom, but from the neighborhood? Pizza puffs, wings fried hard with mild sauce and fries from Uncle Remus, Italian beefs dipped with sweet and hot peppers, Flamin’ Hots with cheese, Elotes, just to name a few.
Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?
Bri: I enjoy introducing people to new foods or cooking foods they know and love, so I cook with love and passion and for me that means – I only play certain types of music while cooking (Meditation, Self-healing, Soul), I speak to my food (literally! Lol), and even light candles/incense; it’s almost like I’m on a date with everything I create!