Sarah Benjamin is one of the two winners of the first season of Food Hero. Combined with her outgoing and down-to-earth personality, Sarah’s passion for food is infectious and undeniable. Catch Sarah in Must Try! Asia a travel and eat series that visits Asia’s most popular capitals and Cooking for Love, where Sarah and her co-star, Nik Michael Imran are pitted against each other to create affordable dishes for special family events!
Sarah also hosts her own Asian Food Channel web series called Simply Special which features easy to make home made recipes and GR848 a travel series that features eateries that serve delicious dishes for under USD 8.
Born in Singapore to a British father and a Peranakan-Chinese mother, Sarah grew up helping her parents and grandmother cook at home. One of her fondest childhood memories is assisting her grandmother in making Chinese Hakka dishes like Yam Abacus for Chinese New Year celebrations.
When it was time for university, Sarah moved to Scotland to study sociology and politics at the University of Edinburgh. It was then that Sarah began teaching herself to cook Asian food to satisfy her innate cravings for Asian cuisine. At the same time, she started her own food blog and delved into food styling and photography.
After university, Sarah lived in London, before returning home to Singapore to work as a marketing executive for a restaurant group. She still occasionally hosts corporate functions, but feels the happiest when trying out new foods or cooking at home. Sarah has made it her life’s mission to feed people and make them happy, one belly at a time!
Currently based in Singapore, Sarah enjoys playing the piano and cello when she’s not cooking.