Sarah FallsCampus Executive Chef
Sarah started attending Liberty University in 1991 intending to be an English teacher and then transferred to the University of Wisconsin. While attending school, she worked at a hotel marina as a salad station worker and banquet cook and fell in love with the restaurant business. After moving back to Lynchburg to be near family, Sarah took a job working as a server for an Italian chain. She quickly grew to becoming a corporate trainer and trained servers, cook, and managers. She then took a job as an AGM. During that time the restaurant desperately needed a kitchen manager and Sarah took on that role as well. She studied cooking and did apprenticeships with several local Chefs’ and eventually went to work for a local restaurant as a kitchen manager. She cooked for state politicians on several occasions including Senator Steve Newman and Virginia Governor Mark Warner as well as Hollywood celebrities, The Golden Girls. She started a catering business and became the Catering Director/Chef for 17 years at a local restaurant, growing her craft and learning valuable business lessons. She competed in several competitions over the years and won Best Chef 2001 at the March of Dimes Best Chef Competition. In 2012 after being a mentor for several years to the Girl Scouts and teaching them how to make exciting dishes with cookies, she won Best Overall Dish and Most Creative Dish at their Best Chef Competition. Sarah longed to be a part of something bigger and work for a company that would help her grow and took a job with Sodexo in 2014. She quickly moved up the ranks from Supervisor to Executive Chef and looks forward to continued growth at Sodexo as she strives to be either a District Chef, Operations Manager, or General Manager in the near future. In December, she became an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef and is excited to see where she can grow with Sodexo.