Sarah Atkinson, Le Rebelle 2021 Winner

Many owners wear a few hats, but few excel in all of them as successfully as Sarah Atkinson. Whether you call her host, waiter, sommelier, DJ or leader, the Le Rebelle co-owner is right up there among the state’s best and brightest. And as good as her husband’s food is, the restaurant owes its national reputation in large part to Atkinson’s own outsized presence on the floor; when she’s not there, her team has been trained to operate with grace and skill aplenty. The most telling part, though? She makes visiting Le Rebelle an absolute pleasure.