Chicago native, Sara Gasbarra, is the founder and “lead garden girl” of Verdura, a full service garden design company that cultivates culinary gardens for chefs, restaurants and hotels including Park Hyatt Chicago, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Palmer House Hilton and Floriole Cafe and Bakery in Chicago and Bastion, Henrietta Red and Nicky’s Coal Fired in Nashville.
She specializes in creating a season-long garden plan specifically tailored to the needs of a restaurant kitchen, sourcing unique and rare varieties of plants and vegetables, organic growing practices, custom designed irrigation systems and urban farming in unconventional spaces.
Her kitchen production plots have been featured in several publications including Saveur, Rodale’s Organic Life, FEED, Chef’s Roll, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Tasting Table, Crain’s Chicago Business and Gardenista.
In 2018, Sara was honored by Chicago Woman magazine as one of Chicago’s most influential women in food. She was also featured in New City’s “The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food & Drink 50” in both 2013 and 2017 and by Zagat in “The 11 Chicago Food Specialists You Need to Know.”Back to Portfolio
Graphic + Print Design, Logo Design
August 13, 2018