"We first met Chef Sara Bradley during a weekend visit to Paducah, KY. Having the opportunity to dine at her acclaimed restaurant Freight House was a highlight of the trip and offered a peek into how she runs a kitchen — controlled and efficient, by the way. Her farm-to-table restaurant, housed in a converted vegetable warehouse on the edge of town, is now three years old and continues to garner accolades from far and wide — and with good reason. One stroll through TripAdvisor or Yelp, and you’ll get a clear idea of what’s to love.

Though she’s garnered coverage everywhere from Food & Wine to Garden & Gun, Sara’s newest role is that of a TV personality. She enjoyed her television debut just last week as one of 15 competitors on season 16 of the Emmy Award-winning cooking show “Top Chef.” And while she’s mum on any details of the show at this moment (“I can’t answer this right now, but feel free to circle back. Sorry!”), she did offer up some insight into the path that led her to where she is today — representing her beloved home state on a top-ranking TV show doing what she loves to do and is so gifted at doing. 

Get to know this 36-year-old rockstar chef, Sara Bradley, our newest FACE of the South!"

By Ashley Haugen, Style Blueprint

Read Style Blueprint's interview with chef Sara Bradley of Freight House!