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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 an upcoming small business series, Build Your Business Savvy with Chef Sarah Simmons.

Register now for these upcoming events:

Wednesday, April 25

Meet Chef Sarah Simmons for Adults

Join Chef Sarah Simmons to kick off a program series for business leaders and entrepreneurs in the community. Sarah will share her business story as well as introduce upcoming learning opportunities to help you move your business forward! Register Online.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Cafe at Richland Library

Tuesday, May 22

Falling Forward: Using Your Set-Backs to Take Steps Up for Adults

Chef Sarah Simmons will lead a discussion on why the ultimate failure is the fear of failing, lessons learned and how Chef Sarah turned her darkest business moments into her greatest opportunities. Register Online.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Auditorium, First Level

Tuesday, June 12

It Takes a Village: The Importance of Building a Business Network for Adults

Chef Sarah Simmons will moderate a panel discussion featuring local business experts who play critical roles in her business journey. Register Online.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Auditorium, First Level

Wednesday, June 20

Office Hours with Chef Sarah Simmons for adults

Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute appointment with Chef Sarah Simmons, The Café at Richland Library, to have your business questions answered and to evaluate your business ideas or plans against essential criteria for success. By Appointment Only.

One-on-One Appointment times:

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Register for This Appointment Time Online.

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Register for This Appointment Time Online.

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Register for This Appointment Time Online.

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Register for This Appointment Time Online.

Career Coaching Center, Third Level

Bio:

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.

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