One Life owner, Lauren Brynjelsen, prides herself as a self-taught cook (YES, that means you too can learn to cook!) Lauren has received her cooking training through private and group culinary classes, boot camps as well as through celebrity chef programs/classes. Lauren philosophy on cooking is “keep it simple.” At One Life Kitchen, I offer our guests a place where they find cooking confidence and are able to then go home and replicate the dishes for their family and friends to enjoy.
Sean is a professional chef with almost a decade of experience. He developed his love of cooking as a child growing up in Korea, Italy, Germany, and the American south. After receiving his culinary degree he worked extensively in San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma at Michelin-starred restaurants and award-winning wineries before moving to Barrington with his wife Shauna and son Hunter. Both in the kitchen and out, Sean loves how cooking can introduce a new experience, ingredient, or culture.
Sally Roeckell is a Barrington based commercial and editorial food photographer & stylist, recipe developer and storyteller. She is the author of the popular food blog www.tableanddish.com which chronicles her families tried and tested recipes, travels and celebrations in her kitchen. Her blog is an archive of recipes and a lifetime of work that she hopes will inspire her readers to gather, nourish and celebrate. We are fortunate to have Sally sharing her culinary skills in the One Life Kitchen. With 30+ years of restaurant and cooking experience and a degree in education Sally combines her love of cooking, teaching and food styling to present approachable delicious recipes she hopes will become your families favorites.
Jamie Wagener is a plant-based chef and holistic health coach with a deep understanding of how to heal and cleanse the body – physically, mentally and emotionally. Through her business, The Blissful Kitchen, (www.theblissfulkitchen.com) she has shared her food and her teachings around the country and in Costa Rica to help others achieve a more balanced and healthier state of being. Although a healthy diet is her medium for helping others heal, her desire is to dig deep and explore what feeds us beyond the food.