Sabato Sagaria

Sabato’s passion for wine has guided him on his journey from cook to restaurateur. Along the way he has contributed to the growth and success of some of the countries leading hotels and restaurant groups.

At 23 he became the Beverage Director at The Greenbrier Hotel before moving on to Wine Director at the Michelin three-starred Inn at Little Washington. In 2012, as Food & Beverage Director at The Little Nell, Sabato became a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, a prestigious honor held by fewer than 270 individuals worldwide.

Most recently, he served as President of bartaco, helping grow the concept to 22 restaurants. Prior to that he was the first ever Chief Restaurant Officer of Danny Meyer’s, Union Square Hospitality Group, where he oversaw the company’s New York based restaurants, including iconic restaurants such as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and The Modern.

When not working, you can find him cooking at home, surfing, snow boarding, or by watching the SOMM documentaries.