Ecole Valrhona Pastry Chef - North America
A graduate of Culinary Institute of America, Sarah Tibbetts’ (born Kosikowski) stellar career includes experience at some of the most renowned restaurants and hotels in the country. In San Francisco, she worked at The French Laundry, Citizen Cake and the Ritz-Carlton Dining Room.
In Las Vegas, she continued to hone her skills at the Wynn Hotel; then, as Executive Pastry Chef at the four-star Fleur de Lys; followed by Michael Mina’s Michelin-rated restaurant at the Bellagio.
She is a 2009 James Beard Award nominee and has appeared regularly in national and local media. The extremely accomplished Chef Tibbetts joined Valrhona as its L’École Valrhona Pastry Chef Eastern USA in 2012 and was a pivotal influence in the opening of the first ever US school in Brooklyn, NY.
In July of 2016, Chef Tibbetts relocated to Chicago, IL, and in 2019 moved to her home state Michigan, where she currently resides as the North American Pastry Chef. She conducts classes for professionals throughout the country, as well as one-on-one culinary consultations and media outreach, communicating the experience and expertise of L’École Valrhona.