Not just a pretty face, American-Finnish cooking sensation Sara La Fountain works hard in the kitchen as well as the runway. Currently starring as one of the hosts on New Scandinavian Cooking airing on the Asian Food Channel, Sara trained at The Culinary Institute of America, the world-renowned culinary school in New York. Besides being able to whip up delicious meals, Sara is also a fashion model, and has represented brands such as Marrimeko and Puma. It is no wonder why she captivates the hearts and tummies of AFC viewers. In Finland, where Sara is based, she is a popular media personality and has her own cooking show, Avec Sara.
Besides being a well-liked cooking TV host, Sara has also published several books. Her first cookbook, A la Sara, earned her the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the "Best First Cookbook" category. Since then, Sara has also released recipe book, A Perfect Day, which features three other Scandinavian chefs from the popular television show, A Perfect Day. After four years of hard work, Sara launched her second cookbook titled Passion for Food, which focuses on food that is easy to prepare and influenced by the different seasons in Finland.
Food is truly where Sara’s passion lies. She runs a catering service and a cooking school that can be tailored to different occasions. Her school’s objective is to teach how to prepare new dishes and cocktails while remembering that the kitchen should always be a fun place.
Sara also runs her own blog, Passion for Fashion & Food and serves as a food columnist for several newspapers and magazines in Finland. In 2010, Sara created various new dishes for the Cooking with Finlandia Vodka dinners, a benefit dinner that focused on sustainability and slow food principles, and all ticket sales were donated to Slow Food USA. She is also currently designing a signature line of dinnerware called Á la Sara for the Finnish kitchenware company, Luhta Home and also a line of professional kitchen shoes with colourful prints for the Swedish company, Ejendals.