The Analog Project // Valleybrink Road
Barrett Prendergast is no stranger to the importance of presentation. Growing up, the Los Angeles native cultivated a love for fashion design that manifested itself with the launch of luxury bag line, Sud de Sur (with her husband, photographer Andre Vippolis) a few years back. But in the last six months, Barrett made a conscious move to switch mediums. As the founder and chef behind Valleybrink Road, you’re now more likely to find her with seasonal produce and an All-Clad skillet or KitchenAid than with a sketchbook and pencil. Though her interest in food and cooking has been building over the last decade or so, last year Barrett decided to take it a step further by cutting her teeth on the line under chef Corina Weibel at nearby Canele restaurant. Soon enough she started her food blog, which quickly gained a following and naturally lead to friends asking her to cater dinner parties. Now that she and Vippolis have closed their bag line, Valleybrink Road has become a full service personal chef and catering business. Barrett focuses on small-scale events, an intimate and cozy experience that lets her simple but sophisticated dishes shine with locally sourced ingredients.
Words by Ashley Tibbits.
The Analog Project is an ongoing feature in which we provide a camera to an artist/s whose vision and expression we admire. We ask that they carry the camera along documenting their adventures. The result is a collection of images developed on film exclusively for BUNCH.