Meet Owner, Chef Alicia Brieger
Alicia is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. The Natural Gourmet Institute offers a world renown program for teaching the unique mix of gourmet culinary arts coupled with nutrition. Her specialty is transferring traditional comfort foods into more nutritious offerings without flavors getting lost in translation. She was trained to create beautiful gourmet food that is not only complex and beautiful but nourishes the body at the same time. She is able to create traditional fare as well as having an extensive training in cooking for all dietary restrictions.
Alicia's passion for food has been an extended journey. Growing up in the midwest, she grew up a self proclaimed junk food junkie.... she would not even touch a vegetable until the age of 18. Unfortunately, diabetes and cancer runs in her family. At the age of 25 she lost her father to a difficult battle with cancer.
This loss impacted her relationship with food and was when she started to experiment with eating fresh, whole foods, staying away from processed food filled with chemicals and artificial ingredients. The catch to this change in lifestyle was that she was not willing to sacrifice flavor for health so she have spent many, many hours in the kitchen experimenting to make healthy food feel and taste indulgent.
Over years of reading, self education, and changing the way she ate and cooked, she noticed a difference in her skin, energy, stomach/intestinal comfort and function, immune health, all the way down to sleep patterns and mood swings. Hello happier life!
Alicia learned these changes have been the key to not only looking good but most importantly to feeling good, having energy and feeling healthy and alive.
Using this unique skill set Alicia started Unprocessed Kitchen. She is now offering Private Chef Services, One on One Cooking Classes as well as a convenient Custom Prepared Meal Delivery Service.
We hope that you use her skills and extensive knowledge! She is an open book and always eager to share!