Sage Restaurant Concepts Names New COO

by Katie Lee

Denver — Sage Hospitality Group has named Justin Fowler as the new chief operating officer for Sage Restaurant Concepts (SRC), overseeing operations of Sage’s growing list of more than 50 restaurants, bars, cafes and venues in the SRC portfolio, effective June 1. 

“Our award-winning restaurants and bars are community cornerstones in the many cities and destinations where we operate,” says Daniel del Olmo, president of hotels and restaurants at Sage Hospitality Group. “Justin’s proven track record of delivering results, operational excellence as well as his deep knowledge of the fine dining and lifestyle culinary landscape make him a perfect fit for our team as we continue to progress towards our vision of becoming America’s favorite lifestyle hospitality company.”

Urban Farmer, Denver.

As COO, Fowler will leverage the vast resources across Sage Hospitality’s Centers of Excellence in People and Culture, Commercial, Finance and IT, and will provide guidance and support to property teams while implementing strategies that deliver inspiring results, improve productivity and increase guest advocacy.  

A tenured restaurateur, Fowler joins Sage from SBE Lifestyle Hospitality, where he held the role of COO. Before that, he spent more than 15 years at Starr Restaurants, serving most recently as vice president of operational finance overseeing 38 restaurants, including well-loved brands such as Pastis, Buddakan and Le Coucou. During his tenure, he regularly served as a mentor to his restaurant general managers, and established long term operational budgets. Prior to that, Fowler worked as a vice president of operations for Jean Georges Management, where he oversaw operations, finance, marketing for five award-winning restaurants.

Sage Hospitality Group is based in Denver. Its four companies — Sage Hotel Management, Sage Restaurant Concepts, Sage Studio and Sage Investments — work together to deliver on the promise of artful hospitality. Now in its 40th year, Sage Hospitality Group develops and operates a diverse portfolio of lifestyle hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues across the U.S. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Sage Hospitality Group

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