Birgitte was born in Denmark where meals were the center of her family life. From an early age on she knew her passion was cooking. Birgitte is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. She has worked as a head chef in Denmark, Sweden, Australia and the United States. In addition, Birgitte is certified in Denmark as a practitioner of Shiatzu massage, Reflexology, Hatha Yoga and Spiritual Healing.
Birgitte is a talented culinary instructor and teaches both private and public cooking classes for children and adults. She is a regular instructor for PCC COOKS – PCC Natural Markets cooking school. She also teaches nutritional health and wellness classes around the greater Seattle area.
In 2004, Birgitte earned certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) by the Nutritional Therapy Association based in Olympia, Washington. In her private practice, Nature’s Way Food, Birgitte integrates all of her training into a comprehensive, holistic approach to wellness. She works with individuals to identify their inherent weaknesses and nutritional challenges and supports them in their journey toward a state of optimal health. She encourages her clients in the selection of nutrient-dense, organic whole foods and guides them in proper cooking methods allowing the foods to retain their nutritional value.