CELEBRITY CHEF SARA MOULTON
Meet celebrity guest chef Sara Moulton of Sara's Weeknight Meals, who will be on hand for photos, chat, and cookbook signing.
A protégé of Julia Child and the founder of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, Sara is a nationally recognized chef who has made her mark as executive chef of Gourmet magazine, food editor of ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, and the author of several top-selling cookbooks. In October of 2015, Sara kicked off her fifth season as host of public television’s Sara’s Weeknight Meals, the latest milestone in her storied career that spans more than 30 years of teaching and cooking.
The idea of transforming Sara’s passion for food into a professional career didn’t occur to her until she entered the Culinary Institute of America in 1975. After graduating with the highest honors in 1977, Sara spent seven years in restaurants located in popular cities such as New York, Boston, and Chartres, France. Sara’s restaurant experience peaked with a job as chef tournant at La Tulipe in New York in the early 1980s. It was also during this period that Sara co-founded the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, a network designed to help women culinary professionals. The Alliance marks its 34th anniversary this year.
Sara’s TV career began in 1979 when she was hired to work behind the scenes on public television’s Julia Child & More Company. Her friendship with Julia led eventually to Sara’s position at Good Morning America, where what started as another behind-the-scenes position grew by 1997 into on-camera work. By then, Sara had begun hosting the Food Network’s Cooking Live. After six years, Sara moved on to her next television hit, Sara’s Secrets.
In addition to her on-air success, Sara’s beloved culinary personality is also recognized in print. The renowned chef is the author of several popular cookbooks, including Sara Moulton Cooks at Home (2002), Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals (2005), and Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners (2010). In December 2011, she launched “Sara’s Kitchen,” an iPhone app featuring recipes, photos, and videos.
Tickets to this age 21+ event are $85 per person. The Pawtucket Armory is conveniently located off Interstate 95, at 172 Exchange Street,downtown Pawtucket near Pawtucket City Hall. Valet parking is available.