Generously Supported By: Sysco Natural
Age, at time of Internship: 16
CT Intern: Fall 2022
Restaurant Host: Niku Steakhouse, Chef Tinan
Referred By: Enterprise for Youth
Intern Story: Growing up in a low-income neighborhood, Sarah watched friends and family members settle into patterns of “poverty, grief, and regret.” Wanting more for herself, she set out to pursue big dreams and inspire others to do the same.
Sarah started by involving herself in the community. She helped with street beautification projects, tutored, and cooked with her brother at neighborhood events. It was cooking that intrigued her – as she imagined herself in a restaurant kitchen, pouring her passion into delicious meals for customers. Sarah made a promise to honor her love of cooking and applied to Sprouts.
During her chef training internship at Niku Steakhouse, Sarah will explore cooking as a launch point for her career. She is eager to develop herself in a new way, using this opportunity to open doors in the culinary world and beyond. In the future, Sarah says she’ll share her Sprouts experience with others in the hopes that her passion will inspire them to try something new.