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Sarah Grueneberg - Chef/Partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

MenuMasters Innovator of the Year
MenuMasters Innovator of the Year

Since her childhood cooking with her grandparents on their ranch in Victoria, Texas, Sarah Grueneberg knew she was destined to work in the culinary world. Originally from Houston, Grueneberg moved to Chicago in 2005 to join the team at the award-winning Spiaggia under the leadership of Tony Mantuano. Beginning as a line cook, she quickly rose the ranks to Chef di Cucina in 2008 and then Executive Chef in 2010. During her tenure as Executive Chef, Spiaggia was awarded one Michelin Star for three consecutive years.

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THOMAS KELLER Chef and Proprietor of Per Se and The French Laundry


Thomas Keller, who helped transform the American dining landscape both with his own restaurants and by mentoring a generation of chefs and restaurateurs, is being inducted into the MenuMasters Hall of Fame in May. He will be honored at this year’s Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters gala, sponsored by Ventura Foods, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on May 16.

Read more about Chef Keller here.

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MenuMasters is an invitation-only event for foodservice executives celebrating excellence in menu research & development. Now in its 23rd year, the MenuMasters Awards identify and recognize research and development executives and their respective foodservice companies for outstanding dedication and achievement to the area of research and development, and the product lines that are developed and marketed by their restaurant and foodservice companies. Follow MenuMasters on social media to join the excitement and get more information on the gala.

MenuMasters 2020

MenuMasters 2020  |  The Drake Hotel  |  Chicago