Location & Hours
1216 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tuesday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm to 10pm
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Meet the team that lights the fire
Designer and real estate investor Sharon Carole has lived in Sarasota since 2008. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, she has been involved with many local projects and has contributed to the success of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community.
Chef Chris Covelli
As a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, award-winning chef Christopher Covelli was groomed by world-renowned chefs Andre Soltner, Jacques Pepin and Alain Saihac. He was trained in seven different countries and speaks five languages. His culinary specialties span Classic French, Italian, Spanish and American haute cuisine.
David was born in Puebla, Mexico, and grew up in New Orleans, LA. During a successful ballet career, he slowly began his love of cocktails and bartending. Upon retiring from dance, he began pursuing bartending full-time. Graduating from ABC Bartending School, he started his love of craft bartending. After working with several award winning bars in the Sarasota area, he joined Sage Restaurant in 2019. In February, he was promoted to Bar Manager. His ballet career has cultivated a great attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
Originally from New York, Kat has been a Sarasota resident since 2013. As a member of Sage, she brings her extensive background of event planning and hospitality to our team. During her time working in the social scene in Sarasota, Kat has contributed to the design and execution of hundreds of events, from intimate multiple course wine dinners to weddings with several hundred guests in attendance.
Director of Marketing & Graphic Design
Zach knew that his calling would be somewhere within the culinary industry, where he landed was still a mystery. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in the restaurant business, his career became more clear. After college, Zach began his career in marketing leaving the long hours and late nightlife of Bar Management. One year later, he was back doing what he loved as the Director of Marketing for Sage.
Executive Sous Chef
Before cooking professionally, Brett attended George Mason University where he studied Electrical Engineering. While working in several restaurants to help put himself through college, his career path became quite clear. After his studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Brett has had the opportunity to travel and work across the globe including his role as a chef at the Masters Golf Tournament two years in a row, and a stint at the Toscana Soparita Cooking School in Italy. He has now found his life’s purpose in the culinary arts continuously perfecting his style under the tutelage of Chef Chris Covelli here in Sarasota, FL.
Head Pastry Chef
Cole's pastry studies began at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute in Pennsylvania at the age of 15, where he discovered his passion for all things sweet. At 17 Cole earned first place in a county-wide baking competition, inspiring him to further his education at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. At the culinary institute, Cole was able to learn from and work with a diverse cohort of famous chefs, providing him with a global perspective on foods. He states that dessert is the “part of the meal you think least about, yet are most tempted by.” Cole has a meticulous mind and gains inspiration for desserts from the geometry of the natural world around him. When dining at Sage, make sure you save room for dessert.