Las Vegas, NV: K-College grad taking food truck, culinary skills to Las Vegas

By  News Reporter  |

A Kalamazoo College grad is taking her love of food to sin city.

Bridgett Blough, owner of The Organic Gypsy, a food truck serving the Kalamazoo-Portage area, will take the stage in Las Vegas as a finalist for a national competition for food trucks.

Hers is different than most, because it serves local and organic food.

She calls it “farm-to-truck,” and it works with local farmers to create healthy food options, and improve the local economy with each meal she serves.

“There’s kind of an intimate relationship we have with our customers because we’re on the street,” Blough said. “We’re really out in the community doing different things every day, and that’s probally what I love the most.”

Blough will compete against two other chefs, and says she will use a potato recipe with local organic potatoes, onions, and garlic from southwest Michigan farmers.

If she wins, she’ll take home a cash prize of $5,000.

The Organic Gypsy food truck is closed for the season, but you can join her Souper Club.

That gives you a quart of soup per week for the next six weeks, at a cost of $65.

Orders are due by the 29th of January.

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