The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is excited to welcome one of our own for the second event of the 2018-19 Distinguished Chef Series Scholarship Benefit. Sarah Wade, a 2005 graduate in hotel and restaurant administration and Food Network’s Chopped Gold Medal Games Winner, will return to Stillwater to serve as the guest chef second event of the school year on November 7-8.
Wade is currently the executive chef at Lulu’s Allston in the Boston area. She started her career with Renaissance hotels and held positions ranging from Banquet Chef to Executive Chef in North Carolina and Texas. Following her stint in Texas, she became Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Following a few years in Greenwich and eight years in the hotel business, Wade was awarded the role of opening Lulu’s Allston restaurant as the Executive Chef. From her work at Lulu’s, Sarah has been featured on Phantom Gourmet, the Chronicle, Boston Magazine, Zagat and Buzzfeed. Sarah has consulted at multiple Boston and Rhode Island restaurants, including Back40 Rhode Island, The Hill Tavern in Beacon Hill and Woody’s Grill and Tap. Sarah took top honors and a gold medal in Food Network’s Chopped Gold Medal Games in October 2017, beating out 16 competitors and winning the Chopped competition twice – the preliminary round and the finals.
“It was wild, exhilarating, stressful and amazing!” said Wade. When Sarah is not at Lulu’s she enjoys driving her big Chevy pickup truck and taking spinning classes. You can take the girl out of Oklahoma, but you can’t take Oklahoma out of the girl."