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Sakara Life Launches 'Artist in Residence' Series With Michelin Star Chef Mike Bagale

By Christina Najjar | June 4, 2019 | Lifestyle

Cult-favorite meal delivery and wellness brand Sakara Life is launching their most ambitious culinary collab yet: Artist In Residence, a series that will spotlight chefs and their unique styles, beginning with chef Mike Bagale. Formerly the executive chef of Chicago’s three-Michelin star restaurant Alinea, Bagale brings his ‘art of food’ approach to Sakara’s ‘food as medicine’ philosophy in this celebration of global flavors.

Since the brand’s origins, Sakara’s meals have had an adventurous spirit, traversing a myriad of global cuisines. The "Artist In Residence" series will amplify the brand’s signature meal program with decorated chefs’ personal artistry. When developing this initial collaboration, Chef Mike Bagale was a natural fit to partner with for Whitney and Danielle. After departing from Alinea in early 2018, Bagale embarked on a globe-trotting journey that molded his already-audacious style with international influences. His daring techniques will elevate Sakara’s menu to new heights over the course of five weeks with 15 exclusive recipes, from cacio e pepe to Moroccan gazpacho.


Sakara Life is a New York City-based wellness and lifestyle brand providing all the tools for people to love the bodies they live in to live a mindful, healthy life, including an organic, nutritionally-designed meal program delivered ready-to-eat to clients' doorsteps. Sakara Life was founded in 2012 by Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise who bootstrapped the company with $700 they raised at a dinner party. Now available across the U.S. with offices in NY and LA, Sakara Life has changed the lives of thousands of people with its holistic approach to food and innovative meal delivery program nutritionally designed and chef-crafted to nourish the body, mind and spirit.


Sakara Life has quickly become a favorite among celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore whose demand helped drive its expansion throughout Southern California in 2015 and to nationwide availability beginning of 2016. The brand now offers its signature nutritionally-designed meal delivery program available either as a one-week reset or recurring weekly subscription, Clean Boutique, a digital marketplace with more than 30 SKUs of fresh, organic snack and functional food products, as well as S-Life Magazine, a content-rich editorial space where followers can learn about the science and spirituality behind the Sakara lifestyle. Their debut cookbook, Eat Clean Play Dirty, released April 9, is already a national best-seller.

Photography by: Lianna Tarantin for Sakara Life