At the tender age of 18, Sarah was discovered as a model, moved to Sydney and then spent most of her career travelling the world and working for a number of high-end fashion labels. It was during these travels that Sarah discovered a love for food culture she had never known. Exposure to so many different and exciting cuisines sparked her imagination.
Sarah’s classically trained in French cookery from Le Cordon Bleu and has gained experience alongside Michelin star chef’s Neil Borthwick and Angela Hartnett at Merchant’s Tavern in London, Tonka and St. Crispin in Australia. Sarah has published a cookbook called The Healthy Model Cookbook which focusses on fresh seasonal produce cooked simply and packed with fantastic ways to inject flavour into dishes.
After appearing in MasterChef Australia, Sarah took on one of her dream ventures, a casual fine dining restaurant and beach club, Antares Restaurant & Beach Club on the stunning shores of Small Vagator Beach, Goa. Sarah is collaborating with India’s most ethical and sustainable growers to source ingredients that result in delicious organic and pesticide free produce. The menu is healthy and flavourful drawing inspiration from the Australian cuisine with a hint of Asian influence. Her vision is to deliver contemporary, inspiring and seasonal cuisine that’s accessible and affordable.
After the huge success of her first venture, Sarah opened The Wine Rack in Lower Parel Mumbai. It’s the first of its kind breaking the barrier of “Indian food doesn’t go with wine” and showcases a wine rack with over 300 bottles to choose from.
Sarah has filmed six television series including My Restaurant in India, a 6-part series showing her journey from model to mum to MasterChef contestant to author to restaurant owner. It currently airs on SBS Australia, Food Network Australia, National Geographic, Fox Life India in 156 countries around the world with the second series in production (2018). Serve It Like Sarah is a 10-episode adventure, travel and food series which shows her travelling and cooking her way around Goa tasting local delicacies.
Other TV work includes Grilled in which she is the host and judge of a new restaurant start-up series airing on Fox Life, a one-hour documentary, Awesome Assam with Sarah Todd airing on Fox Life India and National Geographic Channel.
Sarah is a mother to the most adorable 7-year-old boy Phoenix and strongly believes in fueling her son with nutritious yet tasty meals which he loves.
Sarah has a strong influence across her social platforms with an extremely high engagement rate which is increasing daily. She is working with a number of companies and making her mark not only in the restaurant space but with brands such as So Good Sanitarium, Grey Goose, Frico, Dyson, Aveeno, Coles Supermarkets and many more.
In 2017 PVR Cinemas approached Sarah with an interesting assignment where she was asked to reinvent their fine dining experience. They are known for redefining entertainment in India and their zeal to redefine the food offering was obvious. As PVR Cinemas’ celebrity chef, Sarah Todd’s specially curated menu draws inspiration from her masterful repertoire in classic French cuisine, combined with her love for wholesome Indian delicacies; the right fusion that provides an exclusive gastronomic extravaganza to gold class patrons.