HOMETOWN: Newport Beach, CA
CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Houston, TX
OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Executive Chef
Raised in a large Sicilian family where food was the central focus for family gatherings, Sasha Grumman went to the French Culinary Institute in New York and spent her last three months at ALMA culinary school in Parma, Italy. After staging at the Michelin-starred Giuda Ballerino in Rome, she graduated at the top of her class and moved to San Francisco to work at Delfina Restaurant. After cooking for notable chefs, in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin, she landed in Houston as the Executive Chef of Rosalie Italian Soul. In Los Angeles, she worked as “Top Chef” Alum Bruce Kalman’s Chef de Cuisine at Union. During the pandemic, Sasha has started a focaccia business that she hopes to take national.