Sarah Germany and her team
When Sarah Germany was eight years old, her grandmother called her into the responsibility of caring for people through food. “You’re going to make Sunday dinner this weekend,” she told Sarah. “We’ll help you out, but dinner’s on you.” After creating a feast of meatloaf, green beans, and mashed potatoes for her family and neighbors who spilled out from the nearby church, she felt a sense of power and love that she’s never forgotten.
Throughout her career, she has continued to take on culinary leadership while working her Bay Area community. She managed Youth Uprising’s Corners Cafe in Oakland and worked as a purveyor for Mandela Partners before joining their business incubation program. As part of Foodwise’s Building Equity Program, Chef Sarah Germany has participated in the Pop-Ups on the Plaza events, and she has a booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays this summer. Chef Sarah builds on southern food traditions to create deeply flavorful medicinal foods, while preserving the bounty of California farms and gardens.