Sabato brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role at bartaco, with two decades of culinary, beverage, and leadership roles at esteemed restaurants and hotels around the country. In his new role, he oversees the concept’s overall vision and growth and support in its expansion, with multiple locations already planned for 2018 and 2019.
Prior to joining Barteca Restaurant Group as President of bartaco, Sabato served as Union Square Hospitality Groups (USHG) first ever Chief Restaurant Officer, where he oversaw the company’s New York based restaurants, facilitating their growth from nine to 17 concepts in four years. In addition to his operational responsibilities, he directed USHG's centralized functions of facilities management, information technology, public relations, and marketing to help elevate restaurant operations, guest experience and the USHG brand.
He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and in 2012, he also became a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, an honor held by fewer than 250 individuals worldwide.