Chefs and Restaurants

Sarah Mispagel-Lustbader and Ben Lustbader on Building Their Dream Bakery

Liz Grossman

Sarah Mispagel and Ben Lustbader met during a snowy shift at Chicago’s Nightwood in 2013. She was the new pastry chef; he was executive sous chef. Their relationship started out professional, but they connected romantically and married in 2019. His career took him to Giant and Chef’s Special and hers to Proxi and Sepia, but they never stopped talking...