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
Most Tense Judges' Table Moments: Eff Off
Andy Cohen calls out Sarah Grueneberg for cursing at a judge.
Biggest Scandals: Tortillagate
Keith is on the chopping block for using flour tortilla instead of corn tortilla.
Biggest Scandals: Sarah Tells Emeril Off
Andy Cohen tells Sarah that she told a judge in the heat of the moment to "eff off."
Biggest Emergencies: Heat Stroke
Sarah succumbs to the Texas heat.
Best Rivalries: The Season 9 Ladies
The ladies of season 9 try to get through this challenge.
Did Sarah Curse Out Emeril?
Andy Cohen brings up an emotional incident that may have happened between Sarah Grueneberg and Emeril Lagasse.
After Show: Top Chef Fame
Part I: Paul and Sarah dish on their newfound fame.