New hire announcement Sarah Magoon joins Steak 954 at W Fort Lauderdale

Renowned Restaurateur Stephen Starr Continues To Raise The Bar on Dining With Out Of This World Desserts
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Famed restaurateur Stephen Starr, whose culinary empire includes Buddakan and Morimoto in Philadelphia and New York City, welcomes pastry chef Sarah Magoon to the team at Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale – a twist on the traditional steakhouse. Magoon is set to refine Steak 954’s already delectable pastry options. From the Peanut Butter Soufflé to Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Magoon’s efforts fit in to Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 goal of forever raising the bar on dining in South Florida.

“I am happy to be a part of Stephen Starr’s Steak 954. With such a great response from the community I look forward to adding my experience and recipes to the dessert menu” says pastry chef Sarah Magoon.

Magoon, a Connecticut native and graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education in New York moved to South Florida in 2004. Since then she has spent time perfecting her delectable masterpieces at Mark’s on Las Olas and has appeared at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. Magoon found a passion for baking at an early age, by the time she was in fifth grade she had perfected a coffee cake that she still bakes for all her family get-togethers. From the first coffee cake she ever baked to today’s more sophisticated soufflés and famed ssticky ccarrot ccake, Magoon prides herself on perfection in the pastry kitchen.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah to the team. We have revolutionized the dining experience in Fort Lauderdale, providing our guests with fine dining and now introduce top notch pastries and desserts,” says owner Stephen Starr.

Located on the ground floor of W Fort Lauderdale, the 4000 sq ft restaurant is situated oceanfront and offers an invigorating and eclectic dining experience complete with genuine hospitality. With quality cuisine and a chic atmosphere, Steak 954 is a favored dining spot for locals and tourists alike. Stephen Starr provides something for everyone with his delectable masterpiece, Ft Lauderdale’s own Steak 954.

Founded in 1995 by Stephen Starr, Philadelphia-based Starr Restaurants is one of the fastest growing multi-concept restaurant companies in the country. After many successes in Philadelphia, Starr Restaurants expanded to New York City and Atlantic City and has now made its way to Florida. Starr’s development of numerous trend-setting restaurants earned him the titles of Bon Appétit magazine’s “Restaurateur of the Year” in 2005 and Zagat Survey’s “Restaurateur of The Year” in 2007.

Steak 954 is located at 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Dinner served daily, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Sunday – Thursday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm Friday and Saturday. Lunch served Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:30pm. Weekend Brunch served, 7:00am- 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday. For Steak 954 reservations, please call 954- 414-8333 or visit