Longhorn employee named Best Steak Master in Region

Special to the Herald


What does it take to be one of the top grillers in the country? Just ask Juan Sacramento, Grill Master at LongHorn Steakhouse at 4695 St. Johns Parkway in Sanford. He has been named regional champion of the brand’s Steak Master Series, an epic culinary competition where the restaurant’s top-performing grilling experts vie for title of national champion. Sacramento is one of 57 team members across the country to achieve this distinction out of the more than 5,000 who were invited to participate in the competition. 

“At LongHorn, our grilling expertise stands as a testament to the quality and care we put into our steaks,” said Thomas Hall, executive vice president of operations at LongHorn Steakhouse. “Juan is one of our top Grill Masters who proved that they’re the best of the best and brings their passion for serving expertly grilled steaks into the restaurant every day.”

Sacramento, a Deltona resident who has worked at LongHorn for nearly four years, says his favorite part about the job is the people.

Here are a few top things to know about Sacramento: He started cooking at 19 years old. He has 16 years of restaurant experience. His top grilling tip is to take your time and don’t rush. His favorite LongHorn menu item is the Outlaw Ribeye.

The third annual Steak Masters Series, which awards cash prizes totaling more than $200,000, celebrates LongHorn’s commitment to craftsmanship on the grill. This year’s competition began at the restaurant level when grill cooks across 500 LongHorn locations competed to move on to the regional round. After the regional competition, Sacramento continued to achieve high honors and is now one of just seven finalists nationwide who will travel to LongHorn Steakhouse headquarters in Orlando in June to compete for the title of Steak Master Series Champion.

For more than three decades, LongHorn’s certified Grill Masters have perfected their craft of grilling legendary steaks. From selecting the right cut, to boldly seasoning with the brand’s secret blends, and grilling to perfection, LongHorn’s Grill Masters put passion into preparing every steak.

For more information about LongHorn Steakhouse, or to find a nearby restaurant, visit www.LongHornSteakhouse.com.

About LongHorn Steakhouse®

LongHorn Steakhouse is known for fresh, boldly seasoned and expertly grilled steaks – like the signature bone-in Outlaw Ribeye® – all served in a relaxed, warm atmosphere inspired by a rancher’s home. LongHorn has more than 500 restaurants across 41 states and is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others in the community. As part of this commitment, LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants have donated nearly 19.4 million pounds of food to local non-profit organizations across the country. For more information and to find a location near you, visit www.LongHornSteakhouse.com. Fans can like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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