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Build Your Business Savvy with Chef Sarah Simmons

Richland Library's Business, Careers and Research Center is pleased to be collaborating with Chef Sarah Simmons, The Cafe at Richland Library, for the small business series, Build Your Business Savvy with Chef Sarah Simmons.

Response from local business owners has been fantastic!

All of Chef Sarah's one-on-one appointments have been filled.


Sarah Simmons is the CEO of CITY GRIT Hospitality Group, the founder of CITY GRIT and Chef/Owner of Birds & Bubbles, a full-service restaurant in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She was named by Food & Wine magazine in 2012 as one of “America’s Best New Cooks” alongside nine other chefs including Mike Solomonov and Alex Stupak, and was recently recognized again by FOOD + WINE Magazine named one of the 50 best chefs in New York City.

In 2013, Sarah was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company magazine, which called her “the chef cooking up the most exciting dining experience in New York.” The following year CITY GRIT was named by Zagat in 2014 as “One of the Most Innovative Restaurants in the Country.” Since opening in fall of 2015, Birds & Bubbles has received a glowing 2-star review from NY Magazine’s Adam Platt and 3-stars from Time Out NY’s Christina Izzo.

Since opening CITY GRIT in September 2011, Sarah has become an industry tastemaker and a frequent source for recognizing new culinary talent. She has hosted and cooked alongside both award-winning and emerging chefs, including Sean Brock, April Bloomfield, Marc Vetri, Hugh Acheson, Paul Qui, Cathy Whims, Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Mike Solomonov, Gerard Kraft and Jason Vincent.