Simone Bridges

Simone Bridges, born in Jacksonville, FL is a popular Kid Chef and the owner of Goddess Food Factory. She is well known for her unique twist on traditional desserts, cooking classes, and fun-filled birthday parties at her shop. Her delicious pastries have received raving reviews by celebrities, chefs, and residents in Jacksonville, Florida and beyond. On October 30, 2017, Chef Simone was featured on Steve Harvey’s talk show, “Steve”, where she shared her recipe for success and the two of them emerged in laughter as she showed him how to make her famous Snicker Brownies.

Biography


As a student at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, her love for Science and Mathematics has also coined her the nickname of the “STEM Chef.” Due to an overwhelming number of requests for her recipes and her love for STEM, she created the ExS.T.R.E.A.M. Baking Program, and shortly after the ExS.T.R.E.A.M. Baking Subscription Boxes came into existence. They are monthly subscription boxes in which she infuses baking and cooking with Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

As a motivational speaker and author, Simone has spoken to audiences of all ages about STEM/STREAM, the recipe behind her success, her appreciation for food, and entrepreneurship. She has been the keynote speaker for Girlz Rock of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and has served on several panels. In the summer of 2017, Chef Simone expanded her skills into writing about her love for unique foods. She became a junior chef columnist for Afrik Kalabash Magazine devoted to celebrating the uniqueness of African taste. Later, she released The Science Behind It: Formulating Success at Any Age to show kids that they can do anything. Chef Simone is currently working on her very first cookbook, which will release in early 2019.

Although, she’s only 12 years old, she has already begun to build a strong culinary resume. Simone is the youngest winner in the 7 year history of the Taste of Black Competition. She has been featured on the cover of Inspiring Magazine, River City Live, and she has participated in major food festivals. Chef Simone is also a part of Lebron James’ Always Believe campaign and can be seen on any given day on Trinity Baptist Network. Way to Go, Chef! This Pastry Princess has stated that her vision is to inspire other young kids around the world to Never Give Up and to Think STREAM Big. Ultimately, her goal is to continue sharing her love of baking and science, and to one day establish a foundation with the main focus of empowering and growing kid entrepreneurs.

Awards and Recognition


2017 Founder and CEO of Goddess Food Factory
2017 Founder and CEO of ExSTREAM Bakinng
2017 Guest Panelist and Speaker -Victoriously Kept Secrets (Jacksonville, Florida)
2017 Speaker – The Austin Theater (Fort Valley, Georgia)
2017 Trinity Baptist Network (TBN WJEB) – Star of 3 Smile of a Child Commercials
2017 Kid Reporter-Teal Talk for Kids (Jacksonville, Florida)
2017 Motivational Speaker and Award Recipient - Right Track Awards (Jacksonville, Florida)
2017 Cover Feature and Published- Issue of Inspiring Magazine
2017 Speaker and Vendor - Food and Wine Noir (Atlanta, Georgia)
2017 Honoree and Speaker -Women in Philly Are Cookin’ (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
2017 Published columnist for an issue of Afrik Kalabash Magazine
2017 Award Recipient- Taste of Black - Best Design (Jacksonville, Florida)
2017 Television Feature - Steve with Mr. Steve Harvey - Special Guest
2018 Newspaper Feature (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 1 Year in Business Celebration (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Television Segment – DCPS Duval County Public Schools - Real School News (Segment begins at point 9:09 – 12:25) (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Award Recipient - BEST Society Gala Award Recipient for Kid Entrepreneur of the Year (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Baker - Served Snicker Brownies to the Love and Hip Hop Miami cast (Miami, Florida)
2018 Television Interview - River City Live (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Kidpreneur Fest Award Recipient
2018 Newspaper Feature – Jacksonville Free Press (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Viral Video on AJ+ Aljazeera Media Network – Over 278,000 views/ 1,600 shares
2018 Blog Feature – Chef of the Month – Chef Uniforms
2018 Blog Feature – Black Celeb Kids (BCK)
2018 Keynote Speaker – Girlz Rock Fort Wayne, Indiana
2018 Television Feature - WFFT News Channel 55 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
2018 Newspaper Feature - Front Page – The Leader Tribune Newspaper (Fort Valley, Georgia)
2018 Newspaper Feature - Ink Pot (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
2018 Babes Who Brunch panelists (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Feature – Lebron James “Always Believe” Campaign
2018 Baker - Created the World’s Largest Peach Cobbler at the Georgia Peach Festival (Fort Valley, Georgia)
2018 Pearls of Wisdom Panelists – Sister to Sister Conference (New York, New York)
2018 Speaker and Presenter – Shiva Robotics Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)
2018 Media Feature – CORE Reader online magazine
2018 Author – The Science Behind It: Formulating Success at Any Age
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