sara ventiera

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

A reliable, easy-going and well-published freelancer, I've covered all areas of the food world. My work has explored everything from environmental and agricultural issues to prestigious food festivals and haute cuisine. As a former yacht chef and sommelier, I have a unique perspective on the industry.


Content Editor (online)
1 Year
3 Years
3 Years


Arts & Humanities
2 Years
3 Years
3 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
2 Years
Online/new media
3 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Miami New Times/New Times Broward-Palm Beach (10+), Where South Florida (3-5), Dockwalk Magazine (6-10)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Wordpress, Moveable Type, Google Analytics, Photoshop


Multiple Digital Cameras, Laptop, Adobe Suite


Chuck Strouse - Miami New Times Deirdra Funcheon - New Times Broward-Palm Beach Aurora Rodrigues - Where South Florida


Writing Samples

From hard-core vegans to women in matching Lululemon gear with yoga mats under their arms to men wearing business suits to parents with kids in strollers, those plastic bottles with brightly colored cold-pressed juices are becoming ubiquitous in Broward County. But do they live up to the hype?
This Gold Coast city's hearbeat lies behind Atlantic Avenue's thriving dining and nightlife scene, where locals and visitors come to escape.
It starts before you arrive: the low guttural hum of expensive Italian sports cars - vivid-yellow Lamborghinis, sleek black Maseratis, fire-engine-red Ferraris - idling out front at the valet stand. Once you're inside, the opulence of Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge only escalates.
The heart of downtown Hollywood is experiencing a creative resurgence, making the bohemian burg a pure artistic retreat that tempts all of the senses. Sparking the renaissance? Colorful murals and creative works of street art that are taking over the city's walls.
Fort Lauderdale isn't as flashy as Miami nor as food-driven as Delray. And it's not as wealthy as Palm Beach. What it does have, however, are damned good chefs and restaurateurs. Some have been here since the days of the topless donut shop. (Yes, that did exist once.)
Korea is not home to one, homogenous cultural cuisine but has diverse culinary regions and traditions. Manna in Lauderhill offers Seoul-style cuisine known for its lighter, less pungent flavors. It's old-fashioned home cooking, just like your Korean mama used to make.