Sarah Sweeney received her formal training at George Brown College’s prestigious Culinary Arts Program, during which time she interned in the kitchen of Toronto’s fine-dining institution Centro, then run by celebrity chef Marc Thuet. Sarah then went on to apprentice under Chef Anne Yarmovich at Agora Restaurant, earning her Red Seal Chef Certification in 2000. Her years spent in restaurant kitchens helped Sarah refine her culinary style, which she describes as “healthy, guilt-free comfort food with bold international flavours.”
In 2004, Sarah began working as a Private Executive Chef, overseeing the kitchens of some of Canada’s most prominent families. This opportunity provided Sarah with new creative freedom as well as the chance to hone her menu-planning and recipe-development skills.
Today, Sarah is a sought-after food stylist and recipe developer, with a roster of clients that spans the magazine, television, food-packaging and advertising industries. Sarah also loves teaching people to cook their own delicious, healthy meals; she’s a chef instructor at Dish Cooking Studio, and volunteers with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Kids Cook to Care and The Red Door Shelter. Sarah hopes her classes will inspire adults and kids alike to enjoy more healthy, homemade meals in their own kitchens.