Sara Ayyash - Pastry Chef

Our promise is to ensure your happiness, all things sweet are just a bonus.

About Us

Sugar & Salt family Richmond VA

Sara Ayyash - Pastry Chef

“Meet Casual Sara”

She lives a simple life. She loves her little girl, gregarious husband, every animal she’s ever met, and SUGAR!

“Meet Pastry Chef Sara”

Her formal pastry training was from the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. The reality is she spent many years chasing her sugar obsession. For an artist, this isn’t just a career, it’s a demanding life filled with long exhausting nights, missed holidays and weekends, but just like sugar it’s a life worth craving. This passion and drive is why every delicious confection made in our shop is our promise is to ensure your happiness. 


  • Virginia Living Magazine, front cover gingerbread feature, December 2019
  • The Elby Award for Best Pastry Chef, February 2018
  • Featured in Richmond Family Magazine, December 2018
  • Featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2015
  • Featured in Edible Richmond, December 2015
  • Featured in Richmond Magazine, December 2013
  • French Food Festival “Best Dessert” 2013

Our Beginnings...

Sugar & Salt started 10 years ago from a collaborative group of devoted friends and chefs.

The Sugar & Salt Philosophy

From petit fours to elaborate cakes, Sugar & Salt, a bakery serving the Richmond area, has focused on providing quality custom confections constructed specifically for each client.

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Our Area Of Expertise

Our overall designs are simple and elegant, or complex yet fun, incorporating sugar frosted fruit, fresh cut flowers, white chocolate curls and detailing.

Custom Creations

Sugar and Salt is a baker serving the Richmond, Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield areas. Sugar and Salt’s pastry chefs pride themselves on the quality and freshness of our creations, putting great care into constructing each to your specifications. Our overall designs are simple and elegant, or complex yet fun.


Have a large company party, sales meeting or event? Hosting friends or family from out of town? Or just want to make an impact or say thank you to your customers or employees? Let Sugar and Salt say it with sweets! Contact us and let us help you plan your event!

Quality Products

Sugar and Salt Bakery can create anything you can imagine. This page shows just a small sample of our many delicious creations. Take a look at our Gallery and be inspired or contact us and we can create your vision together.

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