Brian C. Luscher
Owner / Executive Chef
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Chef Brian C. Luscher purchased the popular Greenville Avenue bistro The Grape in 2007 where he had previously served as executive chef from 2001-2004. The chef and owner of Greenville Avenue institution the Grape is also the owner and head “Sausage Grinder” at Luscher’s Red Hots in Deep Ellum. Read more about Brian…
As a native of Dallas and growing up in the Park Cities, Courtney began here hospitality career at Routh Street Brewery, where she met husband Brian, in 1996. After working various front of the house positions, she settled on catering and event planning coupled with management.
Over the course of the next few years, Courtney worked for country club as the catering manager before accepting the Assistant Manager position for the re-opening team of Dakota’s Steakhouse in 2003. Six months later she was promoted to General Manager and the restaurant received 4 stars from the Dallas Morning News dining critic. Dakota’s provided her an opportunity to hone her skills as a manager and begin her love affair with wine.
In 2007, Brian and Courtney Luscher bought The Grape Restaurant and embarked on what has been a lifelong dream, to own their own restaurant. Courtney has been the General Manager since the beginning and also completed her Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier Program in 2009. She manages The Grape’s noteworthy wine list that encompasses an interesting and thoughtful by the glass program along with a bottle list that focuses on boutique and other well-known gems.
Courtney has been a member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier Dallas Chapter since 2009 and also is a regular contributor on the Dallas Morning News Monthly Wine Panel.
Chef Sarah Snow
Chef de Cuisine, The Grape
As a granddaughter of two West Texas farmers, Sarah’s love for cooking began at a young age. Working the farm with her father and tending to livestock, she learned to truly appreciate every aspect of farm-to-table living.
As Chef de Cuisine of the popular Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue, Chef Sarah runs the day to day operations in the kitchen while executing the culinary vision of Chef/Owner Brian Luscher.
Everything about working in a kitchen excites her; the science behind cooking, the kitchen lore, team building, the strategy and financial responsibility, menu development. She is enamored by the care and love one can put into a dish and how it can tell and story and come to life for someone else. Her passion for old world techniques with a modern approach is a skill that she continues to hone at The Grape.
Sarah came to the Dallas area when she decided to attend The University of North Texas where she received a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management in 2009.
Chef Sarah worked her way through college in various kitchens climbing the ranks when a great opportunity was presented to her to begin working with Chef Andre Natera. Natera took her under his wing and together they worked at several restaurants around the city, including The Pyramid Restaurant in The Fairmont Hotel, Marquee Grill, Village Kitchen and Toko V. Also during this time, she was fortunate enough to work with some of the other top toques in Dallas, including Chef Bruno Davaillon and Chef Scott Gottlich.
Just before coming to the Grape, Sarah was the Executive Chef of the The Common Table, the craft beer centered, farm-to-table gastropub in Uptown Dallas.
Tim is a lover of food and drink. That love started early by being exposed to many different cuisines in Europe and The Caribbean through his father, who’s career moved him frequently and who also loved to eat. That love has set him on a course that has led to 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Early in his career, he was fortunate enough to work and become close friends with Brian and Courtney Luscher in Dallas at Routh Street Brewery (where Brian and Courtney met) before moving to New York City in 1997 to attend culinary school.
After 7 years in New York, Tim spent the next 10 years in our nation’s capital where he continued to gain knowledge of food, wine and spirits by working at some of Washington DC’s finest restaurants.
The pull to be closer to family and old friends brought him and his wife back to Dallas. Brian and Courtney asked him to join the team at The Grape as the Assistant Manager in June of 2014. In March of 2015, Tim was promoted to General Manager and now runs the day to day operations.
So thrilled to have the band back together!