A graduate of Culinary Institute of America, Sarah Kosikowski’s stellar career includes some of the most renowned restaurants in the country. In San Francisco, she worked at The French Laundry, Citizen Cake, and the Ritz-Carlton Dining Room. In Las Vegas, she continued to hone her skills at the Wynn Hotel; then, as Executive Pastry Chef, at the four-star Fleur de Lys; and then Michael Mina’s Michelin-rated restaurant at the Bellagio. In Chicago, she oversaw the dessert program at the Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago.
She is a 2009 James Beard Award nominee and appears regularly in national and local media. Chef Kosikowski qualified for the North American semi-finals of the Valrhona C3 Culinary Competition in Versailles, France in April 2011.
The extremely accomplished Chef Sarah Kosikowski joins Valrhona as its Ecole du Grand Chocolat Pastry Chef Eastern USA, through which she will use the people-skills to conduct classes for professionals; one-on-one culinary consultations; and media outreach, communicating the tastes and tales of Valrhona chocolate.