Meet the Team

Sara Giard, General Manager 

Sara grew up in Bridport on a dairy farm. Her dad was a legislator and her mom a hairstylist, so she had early training in the art of conversation. After graduating from Middlebury Union High School, she earned a culinary degree and has been working in area restaurants ever since.

The Team

We have a talented service team ready to welcome you in to Rough Cut. Led by Sara Giard and Assistant General Manager, Dave Walker, the team works hard to make sure you have a great experience every time you visit. Please don't hesitate to ask any one of them if you need something during your time with us.

Sean Flynn, Partner

Sean has been living and working in Addison County for 15 years and co-founded Silver Maple Construction. Steady growth has allowed him to get more involved in the community and Rough Cut represents a chance to contribute to the local food scene. 

Ben Wells, Managing Partner

Ben has been a familiar face to downtown Middlebury after taking over and reimagining the Marquis Theatre. With a 25 year background running restaurants across the country he is excited to see his latest concept become reality with Rough Cut.