Chef Daniel Sauer of 7a Foods - Biography
Vineyard Haven, MA
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Dan Sauer runs the dynamic and free-spirited sandwich shop and bakery, 7a Foods, where fiction fantastically becomes fact as with his Liz Lemon sandwich (the sandwich of the 30 Rock TV show character's dreams) that is delectably realized: pastrami, turkey, Swiss, coleslaw, Russian dressing, crumbled potato chips and all. This thoughtful chef and Montana native cooked at Oceana, Hearth and Craft before moving to Martha’s Vineyard (his wife and co-owner is a native islander), starting a family, and setting up shop. Once on the Vineyard, he was the chef at The Outermost Inn where his seasonal menu was centered on local produce and ingredients. During his time here, in true island style, Sauer worked closely with local farms and fishermen and even expanded the garden at the Inn to include a kitchen garden. Today, Sauer and his wife have a renewed commitment to growing sustainable produce and providing a delicious and unique culinary experience for their customers.