Wiberto Sauceda

Executive Chef

A native of Honduras, Chef Wilberto Sauceda has been cooking for more than two decades. His love of cooking was fostered early through his grandmother, gaining a unique understanding of the food system; slaughtering chickens for dinner, picking and cleaning vegetables and watching them come to life on the stove.

Sauceda moved to Miami as he entered middle school and began his career in the service industry. After years of growing his skills at restaurants from a Brazilian steakhouse to a chef-driven Peruvian concept, he joined James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein. Sauceda spent nearly a decade with the famed chef, helping her open several of her restaurants.

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Looking to showcase his talent in the newly food driven city, Sauceda moved to Greenville, South Carolina with his wife Kelsey, a native of the area. In April 2018, he joined The Lazy Goat as Executive Chef, eager to bring his own flavor and flair to the Mediterranean kitchen.


Now at the helm of one of Greenville’s most popular spots, he focuses on deconstructing dishes and recreating them for an ever changing menu that surprises and delights diners with dynamic flavors and stunning visual appeal.

On a recent morning, Wilberto purchased Pop Rocks at a gas station before heading into work to create Foie Gras lollipops covered in Pop Rocks. He put more than 12 ingredients on a plate for a simple Loup de Mer dish. Every plate is a flavor bomb work of art that blends creativity and a bit of whimsy all rooted in the flavors of the Mediterranean- from Spain to Italy to South Africa.

When he’s not in the kitchen, Sauceda spends all the time he can with his wife and daughter. He also feeds his love of NASCAR by attending the Indie 500 and Daytona 500 races every year.

Lauren Martin - The Lazy Goat

Lauren Martin

Manager of Special Events

Originally from a small farm town in Georgia, Lauren grew up in Connecticut, starting her restaurant career at a family own restaurant in Southington Connecticut.

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After working there for 5 years Lauren wanted a change of scenery and weather. Wanting to live closer to her sisters and mother Lauren chose Greenville, where she started working at the Lazy Goat as a full time bartended. After working a couple of special events she found her true passion and became the event Lead, soon after becoming the Special Events Manager.


In her spare time Lauren like to play with her two rescue fur babies and explore south Carolina with her boyfriend.