Sarah has been cooking professionally since 2008 at a wide variety of establishments across her home town of Helsinki, Finland. Being born the daughter of a Finnish mother and Moroccan father gifted Sarah the opportunity to grow up amongst two unique culinary cultures.
Whilst working as Sous Chef at Trattoria Sogno in Helsinki, Sarah came to the attention of the public as a contestant in Hell’s Kitchen Suomi in 2013, ultimately finishing as runner-up. Her experience on the show ignited a hunger to cook competitively alongside some of the very best cooking talent Europe has to offer.
After relocating to Wales with her partner, Sarah continued to compete by entering the ‘National Chef of the Year’ competition at Le Cordon Bleu in London and tree times reaching the semi-finals. After receiving high praise from the judging panel for her Nordic influence and unique methods, Sarah dreamed of introducing Cardiff to her Nordic culinary ideas in a new and unique way.
Sarah loves to work with the fresh and preserved ingredients enjoyed during the dramatically shifting Nordic seasons. This commonly includes seafood, game and ingredients prepared using age old traditions and methods applied in a contemporary style.