Thomas Keller

Our Team

Thomas Keller Chef / Proprietor
Sam Calderbank Vice President, Operations
Sandra Schaeuffele General Manager
Chad Palagi Chef de Cuisine
Francois Hiegel Executive Head Baker
Anna Bolz Pastry Chef
Michel Couvreux Beverage Director, East Coast
Sandra Schaeuffele

Sandra Schaeuffele

General Manager

As 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 the day-to-day operations of the restaurant and, above all, ensuring the highest quality of guest experiences. Sandra has been with Per Se for six years, where she first began as a Captain and quickly rose to Maitre d’ and most recently Assistant General Manager. 

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.