Sarah Bonar

Chef
Sarah Bonar

San Francisco

About Sarah Bonar

Sarah Bonar is the pastry chef at Frances and Octavia. Her start in baking was atypical. Since her family didn’t have a lot of money for college tuition, she followed the lead of her father, a career army soldier, and joined the military. Honorably discharged as a sergeant after five years stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as a Spanish linguist, she attended culinary school on the GI Bill; after graduation, she landed her first industry job at Frances’s pastry station, working for chef-owner Melissa Perello.

My Venues

  • Frances
    3870 17th St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Octavia
    1701 Octavia St
    San Francisco, CA

    Accolades

    • San Francisco Magazine Best Pastry Chef 2015

      Where I Go Out

      Behind the Scenes

      cozy new homes courtesy of
      "cozy new homes courtesy of @mmclay_ceramics for our purple barley and toasted seed levain just in time for our collaboration with @iamthatgirl"
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      is it spring yet? 🥕🐰🌷 carrot
      "is it spring yet? 🥕🐰🌷 carrot pistachio sultana cream cheese"
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      guanaja C R E M E A U X guava
      "guanaja C R E M E A U X guava jam cocoa sable creme fraiche tasting menu only 😘"
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      toasted and sprouted 🌱 B U C K
      "toasted and sprouted 🌱 B U C K W H E A T"
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      Frances
      Frances
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      new american
      Castro
      "Less than one week until our annual Holiday Market at @sf_frances Monday 12/18!"
      salty burnt honey tarts - so
      "salty burnt honey tarts - so cute i could squeeze em"
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      At My Venues