Founder, Sarah Delevan Consulting
Presentation: Controlling Food Cost to Maximize Profit – Monday 2/25, 2pm-3pm
About Sarah: Sarah is an LA-based Food Cost + Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Educator and Speaker focused on helping food-driven businesses become and remain financially sustainable. She works with restaurants, caterers, makers, retail markets + online retailers throughout the US. Sarah’s career in food started as a volunteer for the Model Neighborhood Program farmer’s markets in 2010. She went on to manage several of their markets until 2012, when she co-founded THE PRODUCE PROJECT, a pop-up market and delivery service that brought the best California produce, sustainable meat, dairy, grains and artisan-made goods to hundreds of individuals + families across greater Los Angeles each week. Her relationships and the quality of the products she sourced led to her joining HEIRLOOM LA as their Food Sourcing Manager in 2014. There she spearheaded the local and sustainable food purchasing program – creating sourcing standards, partnering with outstanding local distributors, developing streamlined ordering and receiving systems and implementing strategic cost + price changes that made significant impacts on an already high-quality sourcing program and to the company’s bottom line. In 2017 Sarah founded SARAH DELEVAN CONSULTING as a means for helping food-driven businesses achieve their financial goals through effective food cost + sourcing strategies.