Anyone who has watched “America`s Test Kitchen” must know the charming chef Bridget Lancaster. Her passion for cooking was the baseline of her great career as a chef. She became famous with her appearance on TV, and on radio shows, particularly her engagement in television shows on PBS. She is mostly recognized as the chef and producer in season 19 of “America`s Test Kitchen”.
Early life, family, educational background
Bridget Sapp was born in 1968, and grew up in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, USA, as one of two children to Jim and Linda Sapp – she has a sister, but tends to keep her childhood and family life private, although it’s no secret that she got her passion and talent for cooking from her mother, as well as some her famous recipes. According to sources, she has publicly praised her mother`s cooking skills, saying she is the expert of making something from nothing describing her as a ‘great from scratch cook.’
She spent her childhood in the place where she was born, and attended Nitro High School, then graduated from Ohio State University in 1990. She then started her career working as pastry chef in restaurants situated in South and Northeast of her home place West Virginia, and later transferred to Boston where she continued working on the same position, but also in the kitchen supplies business as a sales woman. While she was working in Boston, she was encouraged to apply for contest.
The moment her career as a chef started flourishing was when her collaboration with famous chef and TV star Christopher Kimball was established – he is also a publisher of successful cookbooks. Bridget became one of the three lucky cooks chosen to test food and recipes for his publications. The premiere of “Cook`s Country” was in September 2008 and features recipes in half an hour, filmed in a beautiful farmhouse in Vermont. The unique approach to cooking regional cuisine in a more practical way has captured the attention of great audiences.
The show has reached 12 seasons, and Bridget has appeared in 112 episodes as member of the cast, being entrusted the role of producer in several seasons, as well as being involved with cooking classes within the show. The show has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category for Outstanding Directing in a Culinary Program.
Beside being a valuable team member of “Cook`s Country”, Lancaster has been involved in several other shows, including “Home and Family”, “Nova Science Now”, as well as “Ask the Old House”.
Her unique taste in food and tasty dishes attracted attention, and she gained fame not solely from TV appearance, but also radios shows. She made her debut in the TV Series “Shameless” featuring herself.
Personal life, husband
The successful chef has been married to Stephen Lancaster for 20 years, sharing similar interests and career paths. There have been no rumors of possible disturbance in their relationship. They share the love for food, and according to sources, their two sons Tom who came to the world in 2002 and James who was born in 2008, have demonstrated an interest in experimenting with food, and love to taste different cuisines.
A valuable member of their family is their dog George. The family resides in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The couple preserves their private family life, thus there is no significant information available on her husband and children. Their long marriage has demonstrated that being in the same field of profession with your spouse is quite possible, and does not necessarily lead to turbulent relationships.
The fact that Bridget Lancaster does not share her private life with her audience is seen with her presence on social media.
Hi guys. Change is always difficult but Julia and I are looking forward to new ATK adventures yet to come. pic.twitter.com/qJwYw3nBLL
— Bridget Lancaster (@realblancaster) November 18, 2015
She has 1960 followers on Instagram, despite not yet sharing any posts. She has a greater presence on Twitter, followed by more than 10,000 users.
Appearance, clothing style
She has blonde hair and green eyes. According to sources being at the age of 52, Bridget has preserved her genuine hourglass figure, standing at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) in height, and weighing 118lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 34-27-36.
Net worth and salary
The devotion to her culinary career and hard work in different fields which celebrate the art of cooking has brought Lancaster fame and decent wealth. Her net worth is estimated at around $2 million, as of early 2020. Not only she has been part of popular culinary programs, she has been engaged with various publications, culinary classes and the role of a culinary producer.