Assistant Food and Beverage Director/Sommelier, Grill Room and Polo Lounge at the Windsor Court Hotel
A native of Shreveport, Sara Kavanaugh joined The Grill Room in Fall 2008. Her vast knowledge of wine growing techniques, regions, storing and grape varieties, as well as her extensive travels through European wine regions enables her to create astute pairings to the creative dishes of The Grill Room.
From a young age, Sara exhibited an exceptional interest in food. Sara earned her degree in Culinary Arts and Food Beverage Management from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, then proceeded to earn her wine certification at the prestigious German Sommelier School in Koblanz, Germany. Sara is also a certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommelier, a designation she received in January 2007. Before coming to The Grill Room, Sara was the Assistant Sommelier to Rick Rubel at Charleston Place, where she was in charge of a $550,000 wine cellar.