2018 Talent

Sarah Grueneberg

Chef & Partner, Monteverde Restaurant

Grueneberg is chef & partner of Monteverde Restaurant and Pastificio in Chicago’s West Loop, which she opened in November 2015 with business partner and long-time friend Meg Sahs. Her first executive chef role was at Chicago’s award-winning Spiaggia, where during her tenure she was awarded one Michelin Star for three consecutive years. In 2017, Grueneberg received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes. She has been a competitor and finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas and Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet. Grueneberg has also been named Rising Star Chef by Chicago Social magazine and Eater Chicago’s Chef of the Year. In April 2018, Grueneberg premiered the new WTTW – PBS Chicago show, Dishalicious, where she serves as host.