Thomas Keller

Our Team

Thomas Keller Chef / Proprietor
Sam Calderbank Director of Operations, East Coast
Sandra Schaeuffele Assistant General Manager
Corey Chow Chef de Cuisine
Francois Hiegel Executive Head Baker
Anna Bolz Pastry Chef
Michel Couvreux Beverage Director
Alanna Parisi Private Dining & Special Events Manager
Sandra Schaeuffele

Sandra Schaeuffele

Assistant General Manager

As Assistant General Manager for Per Se, Sandra Schaeuffele provides leadership and mentorship to the dining room team to ensure that Chef Thomas Keller’s meticulous standards of hospitality are maintained. In this role, she is responsible for hiring staff and overseeing the extensive planning, education and training of all service staff members. Sandra has been with Per Se for over five years, where she first began as a kitchen server and quickly rose to back server, captain and later Maitre d’. 

With each role, she has shown achievement and an adherence to the core values Chef Keller has set for his restaurants. Her previous experience includes working in senior management roles in international hospitality, and she brings this expertise to Per Se. 

Originally from Germany, Sandra has studied with the American Sommelier Association, reaching a Level 3 Certification, giving her a strong understanding of Per Se’s comprehensive wine program. Her deep appreciation for hospitality and fine dining stems from her enjoyment of guest relations. Sandra holds a degree in hotel management from the Paul-Kerschensteiner School in Bad Überkingen, Germany.