September 6 marks the 10th anniversary of Sarah K’s Gourmet

Special to The Log
Sarah K. Schreifer prepared from an early age to be an executive chef.

Is it possible that 10 years have passed since Sarah K's Gourmet opened its doors for business?

After working long hours in Philadelphia as an investment banker for Delaware Investments, Sarah K. Schreifer found the financial district interesting but unfulfilling. She wanted more out of life and enrolled in culinary school and on weekends she worked at a job in a local restaurant.

Chef Sarah K. perfected her crab cake recipe in Ocean City, Maryland, and determined the rhythms of the food business industry. She arrived in Destin and proceeded to address the physical components of her store and personally drew up the plans to implement her concept.

What was conceived as a fixed menu of seven to 10 items resulted in a hand crafted menu to accommodate local tastes and desires with crab cakes remaining the specialty of the house.

Schreifer's business has grown by being a presence at the Seaside Farmers Market and having a third party delivery service now in place to accommodate deliveries near and far. Ocean Reef Resorts partnered with Sarah K’s Gourmet to provide meals for their guests and Schreifer is featured in their Souvenir magazine and usually provides a recipe or two.

Sarah K's Gourmet has been the recipient of myriad awards including The Finest of the Emerald Coast as well as the Best of the Emerald Coast. The restaurant has been featured on national television, radio as well as being included as one of the top five crab cake destinations in the USA by Taste of Home magazine. Schreifer acknowledges that it could not have happened if it hadn't been for the continuing support of the community.

Her personal philosophy reflects her success: "When you take things for granted, the things you are granted get taken."

Stop by Sarah K’s Gourmet to help celebrate and look forward to this business providing delicious and nutritious meals for years to come.

Sarah K's Gourmet is at 34940 Emerald Coast Parkway. For more information call, 850-269-0044 or visit www.sarahks.com.