Chef Sara – by Phyllis E. Roker
In Medias Res Vol. 2 Summer 2013

Sara Phillips is a chef with a plan. Her plan entails creating a comfortable space and good healthy food to eat. Chef Sara’s Cafe located in Chicago’s South Shore community is where she has begun to follow her passion. For the past 32 years, Sara Phillips worked for TWA Airlines as a flight attendant. Familiar with first class quality, her goal was to bring that idea to her current customers.

After her retirement from the airlines, Ms. Phillips reflected on some of her favorite times during her youth. That was watching her mother cook and enjoying whatever the meal was that she created. Her decision to attend the Art Institute Culinary School felt like a natural progression.

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