Cooking and entertaining come naturally for Barrett Prendergast, founder of the LA-based boutique catering company Valleybrink Road. Each delectable meal and colorful floral arrangement is an organic pairing, with every creation the bond between this chef & her kitchen grows stronger. Read on to catch a glimpse into what a Sunday is like for this adventurous family (and Prendergast’s adorable son Costa) and collect some party inspiration along the way.
Describe your typical Sunday. Where are you, what are you wearing, and who are you with?
It’s family day with my husband André and my son, Costa. It starts bright and early with our little guy, hanging out in the kitchen making coffee, bacon, and eggs. Then we all rush to get dressed so we can get on the road and have an adventure at the beach or a park. I’m usually wearing something comfortable so I can run around too.
Valleybrink Road, your boutique catering company based in Los Angeles, combines cooking, entertaining, and gifting. If you had to choose which aspect you enjoy most what would it be and why?
I guess I enjoy that I don’t have to just do one of them all the time. One day it might be catering a cocktail party, the next making flower arrangements for a shower, and the next making gifts for a soon-to-be bride. Every day is slightly different, so I continue to feel creative and inspired.
If there was one piece of advice you’d give an expectant mother, what would it be?
Don’t beat yourself up over every little thing. Being a mother is really hard and sometimes I feel like we forget to give ourselves a little credit for all we are trying to do.
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On what she enjoys most about her boutique catering business, Valleybrink Road: “One day it might be catering a cocktail party, the next making flower arrangements for a shower, and the next making gifts for a soon-to-be bride. Every day is slightly different, so I continue to feel creative and inspired.”
On a typical Sunday with her family: “It’s family day with my husband André and my son, Costa. It starts bright an early with our little guy, hanging out in the kitchen making coffee, bacon, and eggs.” Pictured: Prendergast wearing the Palvin TopPhotography By Guy Lowndes