Welcome to Sarah Todd’s new journey through the fabulous world of fashion, lifestyle, travel and food.
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. A decade was dedicated to modeling on runways and shooting photo spreads for a myriad of editorial and advertising campaigns in London, New York, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. It was along the way Sarah discovered a love for food culture she had never known. Exposure to so many different and exciting cuisines sparked her imagination and she began to feel heady with possibility.
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 pinned as the favourite to win on MasterChef Australia season 6. Sarah has now published her first cookbook with worldwide publishing house Penguin, “The Healthy Model Cookbook” with a focus 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 has also taken on one of her dream ventures and opened a casual fine dining restaurant and beach club on the stunning shores of Small Vagator Beach, Goa. An architectural showpiece with awe-inspiring views of the Indian Ocean named “Antares”. 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.
Returning to television Sarah has filmed two television series – Firstly a 6-part series showing her journey from model to mum to MasterChef contestant to author to restaurant owner, My Restaurant in India is a lesson in doing business the Indian way. Airing on SBS in 2016. Also airing on National Geographic and 50 countries around the world in 2017.
Secondly a 10-episode adventure, travel and food series as Sarah travels and cooks her way around Goa tasting local delicacies, elephant rides to health retreats which is airing on FOX Life in 2016/2017.
Sarah is a mother to the most adorable 5-year-old boy Phoenix, whom has a killer wardrobe and swag that any man would be envious of. Sarah strongly believes in fuelling her son with nutritious yet tasty meals.
Sarah has a hidden passion for collecting stunning handmade ceramics and delicate soft furnishings for the kitchen. She realised cooking is not just about the recipes itself, you eat with your eyes before the food even comes close to hitting the lips, therefor she believes it’s just as important to make your meal look beautiful. Which believes there is a gap in the market for consumers to buy restaurant quality kitchen furnishing at an affordable price. Sarah has designed her very own homewares range Sarah Todd Living in collaboration with Cottons and Satins to bring you affordable designer pieces to your home. She’s travelled far and wide across India and has gained so much inspiration with colour, textures and patterns and has created a range that is not gathering dust on a shelf, but is able to be used again and again, day after day. Hence an accessible yet beautiful range of ceramics and homewares.