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Sara Woods

Executive Chef

Sara Woods was born and raised in Michigan before attending the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York, which led her to work at some of the most renowned restaurants in New York City. Following stints at Oceana, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Commerce Restaurant, Sara decided to branch out and further develop her craft as a food stylist and culinary producer with Martha Stewart and the Food Network. 

Seeking something new, she spent time with the critically acclaimed Zingerman’s company in Ann Arbor, Michigan before making her way to Portland to plant some roots and experience the growing and thriving Pacific Northwest culinary scene. After several years as celebrity chef Jenn Louis’ chef de cuisine at Lincoln and Ray, Ms. Woods joined the Canopy Portland team to launch Vaux.