|Intro||Austrian politician, cook, entrepreneur and author|
|Is||Chef Businessperson Entrepreneur Actor Writer Non-fiction writer Politician Athlete|
|Field||Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Food and Drinks Literature Politics Sports|
|Birth||27 August 1962, Halle, Gütersloh, Detmold Government Region, Germany|
Sarah Wiener (born 27 August 1962) is a German-Austrian entrepreneur, TV chef, and politician who was elected to the European Parliament in 2019.
Wiener was raised in Vienna.
After opening her first restaurant in Berlin in 1999, Wiener established a number of additional restaurants and cafés in the city, including at Hamburger Bahnhof (2003), the Academy of the Arts (2005), the Museum for Communication (2009) and Futurium (2019). She also operated restaurants at German Museum of Technology in Berlin and Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
From 2007 until 2012, Arte and ORF produced Wiener’s first cooking show. From 2018, she had a weekly radio program on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
In 2007, Wiener set up the Sarah Wiener Foundation, a non-profit organization to promote healthy eating habits among children and teenagers. She has since been increasingly active as a campaigner. She was also involved with food quality group Foodwatch. Since 2015, she has been operating an organic farm in the Uckermark region.
Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Wiener has been a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
In addition to her committee assignments, Wiener is part of the Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee. She also chairs the MEP Interest Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights and of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
- Cradle to Cradle, Member of the Advisory Board
- 2013 – Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite
Wiener has a son. From 2008 until 2014, she was married to German actor Peter Lohmeyer; during the relationship, she lived in Hamburg's Ottensen district.