General Manager – Justin “Raif” Raiford
Justin “Raif” Raiford joined the Sage Hill team in 2015 and oversees all operations at the Inn. For years, Justin ran Sandra Bullock’s Austin’s operations – Bess Bistro and Walton’s Fancy and Staple. Before that he was Executive Chef at 34th Steet Cafe and Catering. Justin’s passion for food, gardening, and hospitality has enabled him to elevate the service at Sage Hill to a new level. The Inn has been recognized by countless publications including most recently along with the Four Seasons Austin by Forbes Magazine as the best places to stay when visiting the Texas Wine Country. Justin continues the tradition at the Inn that lead to the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection Award, and Select Registry membership, both limited to the top 400 Inns in the country. Under his leadership guest experience remains the most important aspect and it shows – Sage Hill is the top consumer rated property of any hotel, resort or B&B within 50 miles of Austin on TripAdvisor and BedandBreakfast.com.
Head Chef – Benjamin Crockett
Sage Hill is excited to announce the arrival of Executive Chef Benjamin Crockett.
Crockett now leads the kitchen team, bringing with him his culinary prowess, scratch cooking artistry,
restaurant management and Sage Hill’s first ala carte menu.
Crockett’s knowledge of preparing seafood and beef grew under the tutelage of some of Texas’ best
restaurants including, Charlie Palmer Steakhouse in Dallas, Ghost Water Creek Ranch in Del Rio
and Annie’s Café in Austin. His seafood talents and whimsical presentation skills became even
more refined at Wolf Gang Puck 360 in Dallas, Texas and Imperia Sushi Bar in Austin, Texas.