2017 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
Sarah Buettner, General Manager
Sarah began working in restaurants at 16 years old and continued as she attended Truman State where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration. Not long after graduating Sarah found her love for wine and food while working as a bartender at Sunset 44 Bistro and expanded her education in the industry receiving her Certified Specialist of Wine certificate. That is also where met her husband, Ryan.
In 2011, Sarah joined the team at Hamilton Hospitality as the Service Manager at Vin de Set. She learned many roles working there and continued expanding her education of food and wine. In the spring of 2015 she took on a new role as General Manager of PW Pizza and 21st Street Brewer’s Bar.
Sarah has two children, Oliver and Charlotte, and enjoys family outings on her off days.
Jason Arnold, Director of Operations
Jason Arnold is the Director of Operations and joined the Hamilton Hospitality team in 2006 as part of the opening team for the renovation and operation of the building at 2017 Chouteau Avenue. He currently oversees facility operations and has a team of twenty five managers, chefs and sales professionals that report to him.
Jason has been in the hospitality business for more than three decades, from hotels and resorts to cruise lines and restaurants. After graduating from the Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, he worked for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts as the Banquet Manager and Beverage Manager in Aruba and Pittsburgh, PA. A couple of years into his Hyatt career, he was hired into the Clipper Cruise line family and thus began the long friendship with Paul and Wendy Hamilton, Scott Gaghan and Bob Colosimo.
As the Director of Purchasing for Clipper Cruise line, Jason was afforded the opportunity to travel on five continents while learning and experiencing local food and wine customs, ingredients and purchasing them for the ship’s arrival. When the opportunity to return home to upstate New York and run a group of TV stations with friends arose, Jason changed gears and took over operations for Lilly Broadcasting LLC.
For more than six years, Jason and his family lived in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York while running the local ABC and WB Television stations, making them the number one group in the market. This experience prepared Jason with the financial and marketing acumen to return to St. Louis and work with longtime friends overseeing the creation and opening of Vin de Set Rooftop Bar and Bistro, Moulin Events, the Malt House Cellar, PW Pizza and 21st Street Brewer’s bar. Jason works closely with the team at Moulin Events which has grown from 3 private rooms to eight private rooms and multiple house created events.
In 2008, Jason created the Centennial Beer Festival, which is now one of St. Louis’ premiere craft beer festivals attracting over 80 breweries and 2,000 guests. Jason’s passion for the history and re-birth of the St. Louis Brewery scene has guided the company’s beer program that includes year round collaborations with local, domestic and international breweries at all the businesses.
Jason is married, has two children and is very involved in the United Way and the Food Bank of St. Louis. He is also a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and serves as a trustee for New York Alpha Alumni Organization.