Her fans know her as a celebrity chef and cookbook author. Her weekly students know her as a patient, passionate cooking teacher. Her restaurant guests, as executive chef and proprietor. Her family, as loving wife and mother. Caprial Pence has worn many hats over the course of her storied career, of which the tall, pleated toque blanche of a chef’s uniform is just one.
With the heart of a small-town Iowan and a brain for business, Bridget Siegel may seem like an unlikely candidate for the role of Munchery’s head culinary guru. But as Bridget will tell you, her non-culinary background — and deep love of natural, scratch-cooked cuisine — is what helps her excel at an unconventional food company like Munchery
Sometimes a dish is more than just food — it’s an experience, it’s a collection of memories, it’s sights and sounds and relationships just as much as it’s tastes and aromas. For me, that dish is roasted pork with rice and beans and a side of Mojo dipping sauce, and it reminds me of my mother.