Our People

Amber Lancaster, EXECUTIVE CHEFA Tucson native, Lancaster initially pursued a political science degree to prepare for law school. After her aunt helped her realize her dream of cooking, she nixed the courthouse for the kitchen and attended Le Cordon Bleu Paris where she earned her Le Grande Diplôme. Lancaster continued to hone her craft abroad where she worked as a private chef in Paris and held positions at the Michelin-rated French dining destination, Restaurant Guy Savoy, and the historic luxury hotel, Hôtel de Crillon. During this time, Lancaster read chef Grant Achatz’s cookbook, Alinea, and set her sights on Chicago. She relocated to the Windy City in 2011 and trained in molecular gastronomy under the acclaimed chef at his Michelin-rated restaurant, Alinea.

Following her departure from Alinea, Lancaster worked as a private executive chef, returned to school to pursue her BA in French & Communications, and then became the executive resident chef at Sur La Table in 2016. Yearning to be back in a kitchen surrounded by others passionate about food and seeing both herself and others learn and grow, Lancaster accepted the role as executive chef of Sable Kitchen & Bar in October 2017.

Lancaster brings more than 10 years of worldly hospitality training and experience to the restaurant’s menu of Contemporary American cuisine. When the chef coat is off, Lancaster can be found indulging her inner foodie at different restaurants throughout the city, taking her dogs to the dog beach, reading and rolling out her yoga mat.