Sarah Lilford founded Dusty Road, a Zimbabwean catering company, in 1998. From day one, it epitomised Sarah’s passion for fresh, seasonal food and her sunny, affable personality shone through as she produced a pantry range of pickles, preserves, jams, chutneys, oils, vinegars and confectionary. After having studied cookery overseas, Sarah travelled around the world and initially, her food reflected vastly different gastronomic influences: Asian, Mediterranean, south American and European, and she honed her skills working in bucket-list places: a ski resort in Switzerland, a yacht in the Mediterranean, Australian cattle stations and Kiwi farms, Scottish hunting lodges and African luxury tented camps. She blended those flavours with her own flair which stemmed from her upbringing on a Zimbabwean commercial farm, and revealed a unique take on food which proved vastly popular with those from all walks of life.
"Chilo Gorge management have no hesitation in warmly endorsing Sarah for her professional and creative approach to all aspects of food preparation and presentation"- Clive Stockil, Director, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
"She has offered Old Mutual top quality International service; she is a tireless worker always putting in her best. She is a pleasure to work with, very creative in her food presentation which makes it very irresistible."- George T. Mazhude, Marketing Executive, Old Mutual
"Sarah is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a clear understanding of a client's needs and understands the dynamics of the different people and cultures. What really works is her ease to accommodate our client's expectations and budgets. Her meals are always well presented, more than enough and definitely enjoyed by all…"- Petronella Tshatedi