Chef Partner, Anne Conness
One of the Best El Segundo Restaurants
Chef Partner Anne Conness has earned accolades as co-founder and partner of Tin Roof Bistro and Simmzy’s (Manhattan Beach), Mosa (Hermosa Beach), and Jaffa (Los Angeles) – including a Michelin “Bib Gourmand” award in 2019.
Yet Sausal is her passion project.
During her nearly two decades of working in Southern California restaurants, she became increasingly obsessed with Mexican cuisine's bold, earthy flavors. This wasn’t a style of food taught in Culinary School back in the day, but something she learned from her Latino cooks, who have grown to become chefs in their own right, her friends, her family.
Having opened her restaurant in 2015 in a tucked-away part of South Bay, this is where chef Anne finally understood that the restaurant business is only secondarily a “food” business. Rather it is primarily a “people” business. The Sausal team, and the Sausal guests, have filled the place with passion and love and given Sausal its roots, its soul.
Thank you, El Segundo!
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