Founder of Private Palate & Curator of Taste of Hope
Britta's first memory of food is in her grandmother's kitchen as a little girl. A passionate, Austrian woman, Anna's love for creating a lush experience in her food captured Britta's imagination from childhood and formed her dream to become an experimenteur herself! An artist of experiments, Britta weaves together an event that works on all five senses by curating sight, smell, taste and feel, tailored to each individual friend or client alike.
In 2006, Britta assisted the Food and Wine staff at Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, CA. While working alongside world-renowned chefs, Britta was inspired by California cuisine and well-curated events. Excited by a mission impossible, Britta jumped at the chance to quit her Pharmaceutical position to let a 5-month adventure through unknown countries be her first culinary teacher. Throughout her travels she connected with locals and chefs to learn the endless styles of cooking and possibilities of using ingredients of each culture.
After her return to Milwaukee in 2007, Britta founded Private Palate. Her vision was to prepare fresh, local, whole foods while focusing on the balance and sustainability of the mind, body and environment. Private Palate clients are fitness-oriented individuals, professional athletes, celebrities and families alike.
Britta spent the next few years traveling to Europe, Asia, and Mexico to continue to hone her skills. In 2012, Britta attended the International Culinary Institute in New York City, where she now resides, curates events and partners with other brands. Private Palate Milwaukee continues to grow and is now a community of chefs who all share the same passion for nutrient-dense cuisine, travel, wellness and sustainability.
Keeping true to her Milwaukee roots and passion to stay connected in Milwaukee, she was pleased to curate the second annual Taste of Hope Dinner.
Owner at GTB Imagery
Unlike many photographers, I didn't come out kicking and screaming with a camera in hand. I grew up with a strong passion for art and all things creative but I didn't know exactly where it would take me. I didn't have full exposure to a digital camera growing up , instead I hung out with my family dog and the horses out back. Life has taken me through a vast array of experiences. After moving from a small town to Milwaukee and graduating with a degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee, I decided to take a leap. I went full throttle ahead with what I have found to be my true passion in life, photography. Since starting my photography business I have photographed a number of weddings, family portraits, head shots, fundraising events, commercial photography. There is nothing I would rather be investing my time and talents into other than what truly fuels my fire.