Hi, I am Sarah. Welcome to Cook Stars Manchester! I will be running the Central and East area of the region.
Growing up within a traditional Chinese family household, both my parents are naturally great cooks. I am fortunate to be introduced to a wide variety of ingredients and learn to cook at a young age.
After graduating with a degree in Hotel and Catering Management, I went on to work for 22-years for a large international hotel chain, during which I spent 8 years in London, and finally came back to Manchester as Director of Finance in one of their city centre hotel. Setting up my own business is something I thought about for some time and when my daughter Eleanor was born in 2015, it gave me a 'kick' to do something about it. In 2017, I made a tough decision to end my long and illustrious career with this company.
My spare time is just taken up looking after my daughter, taking her to various toddler activities and of course, the best bits is catching up with other mummies for cakes and coffee afterwards!
I love spending time with Eleanor in the kitchen and it has become our weekly routine to make something together plus it's great messy fun, whether it is baking mini muffins or making pizza for dinner. It is amazing to see how a 2-years old can be so confident and independent around the kitchen!
My guilty pleasure is 'Coronation Street', but we are in Manchester after all!
Can't wait to see your Cook Star in my class very soon.