“As a true child of the Caribbean,” said Sarah Chan, “my life revolves around food and family. I love the entire food experience.” Sarah was born on Trinidad, but now lives in Birch Bay. “I am all about showing my students how you can take fresh local ingredients to make exotic yet simple meals for yourself and your family.”
“My passion for food was born in my maternal grandmother’s kitchen. I remember endless days of watching my grandma be the queen of her kitchen while she cooked for 20 to 30 people. My childhood was disrupted by many events, but the one thing that stayed constant was my grandma’s kitchen and the love that she poured into her food.”
In Trinidad, Sarah owned Kitchen Delights, a company that produced hot sauces, green seasonings, barbecue sauces, and more. “Every recipe was my own,” said Sarah, and the products had wide distribution."
Sarah is the mother of four daughters. True to their roots, “they are all huge foodies,” said Sarah. “The girls all have aspirations of us as a family, hosting a cooking show on the Food Network—or at least on local TV. They are my little helpers and my sous chefs.”
Sarah's recent classes include Caribbean Kitchen and East Indian, West Indian.
Raves for Sarah’s classes:
“Skilled, personable, fun, cheerful, organized, spontaneous, accessible. Fabulous cook. Great stories about her history and grandmother, family, and food.”
“The food was fantastic! I really liked all the additional ideas, recipes and resources that Sarah shared.”
“I was expecting Indian food, but this is even better!”
“Wonderful course and instructor. Delicious food! Clear recipes and explanation of ingredients. I plan to take more courses from her.”
See what's cooking in Sarah's Calypso Kitchen business, located in Blaine, that offers catering, products, and personal chef services.