Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton

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After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1974, Sara decided that she wanted to attend cooking school. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1977 with the highest honors, after which she immediately began working in restaurants. Her experience served her well, and has her…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1979, Sara applied to a postgraduate apprenticeship with a master chef in Chartres, France.

    • Sara's decision to leave restaurant work in 1983 was the result of wanting to start a family.

    • Sara served as a sous chef at the restaurant, La Tulipe in New York in the early 1980's.

    • Sara discovered her love of culinary teaching while working in 1983 as an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

    • Sara was the host of the Food Network show, Cooking Live, which had about 1200 episodes before its end in 2002.

    • Sara was a co-founder of the Culinary Guild of New England, founded in 1979.

    • Sara served as executive chef on the show, Good Morning America, as well contributing recipes to the show behind the scenes since 1997.

    • Sara, as of 2008, has two cookbooks published. The first, Sara Moulton Cooks At Home was published in 2002. Her second book, Sara's Secrets For Weeknight Meals was published in 2005.

    • Sara became Gourmet Magazine's executive chef in 1988, and as of 2008, she still holds that position.

    • Sara was a co-founder of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance, which devotes itself to giving women oppurtunities in the culinary field.

    • Sara resides in New York City with her husband and their two children.

  • Quotes

    • Sara Moulton: (her advice to aspiring chefs) Work hard and have the right attitude and you will get ahead. It is more about attitude than anything else.