Hi, I’m Sarah Fragoso,

I’m honored and delighted to be the chef and creator of Gather. I was born and raised in Northern CA and for the last 19 years, my husband and our three sons have called Chico our home.

My earliest food memory is of my mom lifting me up to sit on the kitchen counter as she offered my little hands one of her wooden spoons. She allowed me to let cooking feel like an adventure, and together we would create meals from ingredients that we grew in our own backyard.

Thanks to my early cooking experiences, I have never been afraid to be creative in the kitchen; it’s my art, it’s my freedom, and it’s so much fun. I’m brought to tears of gratitude when I can serve other people and witness the powerful experience of pleasure and community that only a shared meal can offer.

I’ve had success over the years as a cookbook author and small business owner; but my heart has always desired for something more and my creative outlet has always been in the kitchen. I believe in my core there is no better way to bring people together; to celebrate, to inspire, to grieve and to love, to listen to and be heard by others, than to Gather and share honest food crafted from the heart.

This is my greatest desire, to give anyone who joins me at Gather, not just “dinner” but an unparalleled experience honoring our local food, and served with an abundance of love and authenticity. Our food system is broken, eating out has become mundane and boring, stores are stocked with shelves of things made up of unrecognizable ingredients, and we have lost the connection with where nourishing food comes from.

When you come to Gather, I want you to feel like you’ve been welcomed home, the warmth and connection I have for our beautiful Butte County I want to share with you, and I can’t wait to see you all soon!

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
— George Bernard Shaw