PROFESSION: Developing her own restaurant concept in partnership with long time friend and peer, Meg Sahs, in Chicago
CULINARY EDUCATION: School of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Chestnut tart with apples and salted caramel gelato
Sarah Grueneberg developed a love for the culinary arts as a very small child. Raised in Houston, Texas, Sarah spent the majority of her free time cooking and baking with her grandparents while her mother traveled for work. Grueneberg attended the Art Institute of Houston and attained her Associate's degree in the Culinary Arts in 2001. To gain hands-on experience and further broaden her love of all things Italian, Sarah began travelling to Italy at least once a year to work with and visit some of the country's best Chefs and food producers. Grueneberg cooked in some of the most heralded Italian kitchens, including Il San Lorenzo and Grano in Rome, Il Rigolleto in Reggiolo, and Del Pescatore, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Canento Sul’Oligo. She is also preparing for her next big adventure, developing her very own restaurant concept in partnership with long time friend and peer, Meg Sahs in her favorite American city, Chicago.
The Latest from Sarah
Episode 17: Sarah Grueneberg and Paul Qui compete for the title of "Top Chef."
Qi to Success?
The judges deemed Paul's dishes better, but it's your turn to rate the finalists' plates as well as their prospective sous-chefs' dishes.
Which dishes left you in the cold?
Pee-wee or P.U.?!
Whose dishes were worthy of the T.V. legend?
Gold, Silver, or Bronze?
It's your turn to rate the final four's plates.
Fit for a Queen or Just Plain Mean?
Episode 11: Now's your turn to judge the spooky dishes the chefs made in Charlize Theron's honor.
Off the Block
Episode 12: Now's you turn to judge the delicious and nutritious dishes the chefs made for the Healthy Choice Block Party.