Owner + Creative director
Sara Elise is an entrepreneur and wellness advocate residing in Brooklyn, NY. As a transplant to one of New York City’s major food deserts, Sara was inspired to help transform her community’s relationship to affordable, locally sourced foods.
While working in Private Wealth Management after business school, Sara started to explore food as a tool for self-care and healing. Through this exploration, Sara began hosting “Seasonal Tasting Events,” an invitation for community members to experience an authentically rustic, slow, and organic relationship to the crops harvested for the empowerment and reclamation of self, and community. Continuing with the mission of using all natural, organic, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients- Sara would grow to found Bed Stuy Kitchen in 2012- reborn as Harvest & Revel in 2016.
Not only an advocate for food justice, Sara is also committed to the personal development of urban professionals- offering sliding scale wellness + manifestation coaching services to her personal clients.
Partnering with Tara Aura in the Summer of 2017, Sara Elise co-founded Blind Seed- an event-based organization hosting day & weekend-long retreats focused on combining delicious food, wellness coaching, and aspects meditative movement- with the overarching belief that people are able to grow to their fullest potential only once all aspects of their life are aligned positively.
With her background in both financial services and personal nutrition & wellness, Sara and her team at Harvest & Revel are helping their clients, and community, elevate to their fullest selves- one nutritious meal, and conversation, at a time.
Ben grew up between New York City and the California Wine Country and developed an early love for great food and great celebration. Since then, he’s worked, cooked, butchered, baked and fermented in both Napa & Sonoma Valleys, San Francisco, Seattle, and in New York City in restaurants, on farms, and at his own Supper Club in a shared home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Ben + Sammi collaborate together to lead Harvest & Revel's team of cooks at the commercial kitchen space.
Trained as an urban planner and farmer, Sammi's cooking style is intentional, earth-centered and holistically reflective of the many geographies of her life from the Bronx, to Puerto Rico, to Western Massachusetts. Sammi believes in the power in a shared meal, as many of her sweetest memories exist across a table. She is greatly interested in food preservation, namely dehydration and fermentation techniques, of the African diaspora.
Sammi + Ben collaborate together to lead Harvest & Revel's team of cooks at the commercial kitchen space.
Amber, an advocate for alternative mental health management, has been with Harvest & Revel since inception. As an avid cyclist and community organizer, Amber understands the importance of feeding one's body with the best fuel and believes fully in the mission and message of Harvest. In the Operations role, Amber brings her experience in creating emotional health centered strategies + programming to ensure our team & clients’ needs and expectations are met.