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Sabato Sagaria

Chief Restaurant Officer

Sabato Sagaria is the Chief Restaurant Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which includes some of New York City’s most acclaimed and beloved restaurants.

As Chief Restaurant Officer, Sabato works closely with USHG leadership to continuously improve operations and strengthen the restaurant brands. In addition, he oversees USHG’s centralized functions of facilities management, information technology, public relations, and marketing to elevate restaurant operations and guest experience through a collaborative, streamlined approach.

Over the past twenty years, Sabato has fulfilled many roles at nationally-acclaimed restaurants and hotels, from cook to restaurant manager to wine director. Most recently, Sabato directed food and beverage operations at The Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, during which time he played a pivotal role in refining and developing the hotel’s restaurant concepts, including Element 47 and Ajax Tavern. Earlier, Sabato served in leadership roles at The Inn at Little Washington, The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, and the historic Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.

In 2012, Sabato became a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, a prestigious honor held by fewer than 250 individuals worldwide.