While studying at Pitzer College, Sarah had the opportunity to open a restaurant on campus. The Mandarin Café was a student run restaurant, serving tapioca "boba" drinks, as well as fried rice and stir fries, mochi ice cream, and noodle bowls. She managed the restaurant for two semesters before returning to home in San Francisco to attend culinary school.
Sarah graduated from Tante Marie's Cooking School's Professional Culinary Program and Professional Pastry Program in San Francisco. Sarah's pastry experience includes working at Lulu and Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant.