At the tender age of 18, Sarah was discovered as a model. She moved to Sydney, Australia under contract and then spent most of her career travelling the world and working for high-end fashion labels such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, Pantene and Seafolly. 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 now 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, hatted restaurants Tonka and St. Crispin in Australia and was pinned as the favourite to win “MasterChef Australia Season 6”. Sarah has now published her first cookbook with worldwide publishing house Penguin. “The Healthy Model Cookbook” focusses on fresh seasonal produce cooked simply and packed with fantastic ways to inject flavour into dishes, after all healthy eating doesn’t need to be boring.
Sarah taken on one of her dream ventures, a casual fine dining restaurant and beach club on the stunning shores of Small Vagator Beach, Goa. “Antares Restaurant & Beach Club” is an architectural showpiece with awe- inspiring views of the Indian Ocean. 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. Sarah has a vision to deliver contemporary, inspiring and seasonal cuisine that’s accessible and affordable.
In the two years since the opening night of Antares, Sarah has made her 400-seat beach club and restaurant a huge success. So successful in fact, it’s time to open another one! “The Wine Rack” in Lower Parel Mumbai is the first of its kind in the bustling city of Mumbai. With an urge to break the barrier of “Indian food doesn’t go with wine” Sarah is here to turn that on its head, with a wine rack spanning the entire length of the room with over 300 bottles to choose from and a menu with signature dishes like Raan Kolhapurri with avocado raita and boondi served a top a betel leaf and so much more
Returning to television Sarah has filmed six television series. “My Restaurant in India” is a 6-part series showing Sarah’s journey from model to mum to MasterChef contestant to author to restaurant owner and is a lesson in doing business the Indian way. SBS Australia, Food Network Australia, National Geographic, Fox Life India in 156 countries around the world, 2016-2018.
“Serve It Like Sarah” is a 10-episode adventure, travel and food series. Sarah travels and cooks her way around Goa tasting local delicacies. FOX Life, 2016-2018.
Sarah has achieved a new level in her career, from contestant and explorer to now an entrepreneur and an advisor to aspiring chefs and restaurateurs. She filmed “Grilled” in which she is the host and judge of a new restaurant start-up series airing on Fox Life in 2017.
In 2018 the one-hour documentary, “Awesome Assam with Sarah Todd”, aired on Fox Life India and National Geographic Channel. From boat journeys on the mighty Brahmaputra to road trips the show takes Assam to the global audience. Sarah Todd visits different heritage sites of the state, savouring the ethnic cuisines and enjoying quality time in the tea gardens. She is also seen in a traditional Assamese Mekhela Chador.
Currently in production is the second series of “My Restaurant in India” which will air on SBS Australia, UKTV, Fox Life, National Geographic in June 2018. This series will be a personal journey of discovery following Sarah as she sets off on an adventure to find exciting food and fresh produce to use in her new restaurant. She will meet some unforgettable characters along the way, from growers, producers, street vendors, restaurant owners, market sellers and the staff Sarah hires for her restaurant.
Sarah is a mother to the most adorable 7-year-old boy Phoenix, who has a killer wardrobe and swag a that any man would envy. Sarah strongly believes in fueling her son with nutritious yet tasty meals.
Sarah has a strong influence across her social platforms with an extremely high engagement rate which is rapidly increasing daily. Sarah is working with top brands and making her mark not only in the restaurant space. She has done campaigns for 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.