Sara Mair started her culinary career at Johnson and Wales University. While at school, Sara worked for James Beard Award-winning chef Mark Millitello of Mark’s Place and worked her way up through the ranks of the kitchen. There, Sara befriended co-chef, Michelle Bernstein. She later worked as Michelle’s sous chef at two hip South Beach restaurants.
After four years of working with Chef Bernstein, Sara went on to be the executive chef of 55 The Restaurant and then on to be chef de cuisine at Ortanique on the Mile for Chef Cindy.
She spent ten months at Bobolink Dairy and learned how to make 100 percent artisan cow’s milk cheese. Sara had then intended to move home to Jamaica to open her own dairy farm but plans were put on hold when she was offered a position on Bravo’s Top Chef 3: Miami, where she finished in the top five.
Presently, Sara has been reunited with Chef Cindy as executive chef of Ortanique at Camana Bay. In her limited spare time, Sara is chef/host of her own Jamaican culinary show produced by Mega Mart, “Culinary Journeys with Chef Sara Mair”.