Sarah Grueneberg , Executive Chef
980 North Michigan Avenue
Spiaggia Executive Chef, Sarah Grueneberg developed a love for the culinary arts as a small child spending much of her time cooking and baking with her grandparents in Houston, Texas. Her passion for exploring flavors and new cuisines grew from her German heritage as she made sausage, cinnamon rolls and wild berry pies and opened up her first restaurant under the bleachers of her fourth grade school.
Grueneberg joined the award-winning team at Spiaggia in September of 2005 as a line cook and spent time in Italy in early 2009. Working closely with Tony Mantuano and team at Spiaggia, Grueneberg was quickly promoted to Purchasing Sous Chef and finally to Executive Chef in 2008.
Prior to Spiaggia, Grueneberg joined Brennan's of Houston working under Chef Randy Evans, where she quickly became the restaurant's youngest female sous chef at the age of 22 in 2003.
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