Chef Sara Johannes started as a Theater Major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, before a redirection ultimately led her to culinary school. Falling in love with food at a young age, Sara could always be found diligently listening to the cooking shows on PBS on Saturday mornings and was inspired by her grandparents, who always let the season, mood, and occasion dictate their menu. Sara served as executive chef for Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant in Dallas and WP24 in Los Angeles at the Ritz Carlton before heading back to Minneapolis. Currently, Sara serves as the executive chef at Shoyu at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport.
The Latest from Sara
The Chefs Go To War!
Ep 9: Restaurant wars has arrived and the two teams have only 24 hours to build their restaurant and menu.
Restaurant Wars NOLA - The Dishes
Ep 9: Flip through photos of the dishes David Chang, Danny Meyer, and the rest of the judges sampled at Found and Fin.
The Chefs Pig Out
Ep 8: Things get hot with guest judge Dr. John, while the cheftestants slice up a 300-pound hog.
All That Jazz
Ep 7: With Musician Kermit Ruffins as a guest judge, the cheftestants are challenged to prepare potluck meals in teams.
Potluck Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 7: Which chefs' dishes were potluck and who's s--- out of luck?
Fresh Veggies and Creamy Meals
Ep 6: The cheftestants get a taste of the Louisiana countryside with guest judge John Besh.
Lea Michele's Halloween Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 5: After being 'foiled' during the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs spook vegetarian Lea Michele.