I first learned her name and her story when I read an article published in Thrillist in 2016 titled, “MEET THE MOST BADASS FEMALE CHEFS IN NEW YORK”. The Executive Chef at the wildly popular Beauty and Essex and The Stanton Social, both in New York City and owned by Celebrity Chef Chris Santos, Nelson has dismantled the stereotype attached to female chef’s.

“There is no difference between a tough man and a tough woman in the kitchen,” Sarah confidently proclaims, “I will never accept no as an answer and I will never back down, “she states, earning her true Tough Muther status in our eyes.

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