This month’s Chef’s Spotlight is from Des Moines, IA: Meet Chef Sarah George.
Halfway through her work on a Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, Sarah decided she wanted to go to culinary school. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she went to Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated in July 2013. Her externship at The Farmhouse, a farm to table restaurant in the River Market neighborhood of Kansas City, MO was so great she continued to work there for a year and a half after graduation. She then moved to a position at Bistro Kids, a company that focuses on scratch-made meals for schools. She worked primarily with the Kansas City YMCA Head Start program where she taught cooking lessons to kids.
In 2017, Sarah and her husband relocated back to Iowa. During that move, she accepted a personal chef position for Friend that Cooks in Des Moines! “I love working closely with people and making their hectic day-to-day responsibilities easier to handle. I’m lucky to say that my “job” doesn’t feel like work.” She enjoys making simple and flavorful dishes with not a lot of bells and whistles. She attributes that mostly to her upbringing in rural northern Iowa.
When Sarah is not cooking, she loves to create and make crafts. Crocheting, knitting, sewing, woodworking, ceramics, and embroidery are just a few of her outlets. She also loves playing board games with her husband and friends, relaxing with her two cats on the couch and binge watch anything on Bravo TV.