Sarah Wiener

Sarah Wiener (born 27 August 1962) is a German-Austrian entrepreneur, TV chef, and politician who was elected to the European Parliament in 2019.[4]

Sarah Wiener
Member of the European Parliament
for Austria
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1962-08-27) August 27, 1962
Halle, West Germany
(now Germany)
NationalityGerman and Austrian
Political partyThe Greens – The Green Alternative
Spouse(s)Peter Lohmeyer[3]

Career

Professional career

Wiener was raised in Vienna.[5]

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 Academcy 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.

In 2007, Wiener set up the Sarah Wiener Foundation, a non-profit organization to increase healthy eating among children and teenagers. She has since increasingly active as a campaigner.[6] She was also involved with food quality group Foodwatch.[7] Since 2015, she has been operating an organic farm in the Uckermark region.[8]

From 2018, Wiener had a weekly radio program on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.[9]

Political career

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, she 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.

Other activities

  • Cradle to Cradle, Member of the Advisory Board[10]

Recognition

Personal life

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.[11]

References

  1. "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. "Sarah Wiener und Peter Lohmeyer sind getrennt". www.tagesspiegel.de. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. Oltermann, Philip; Walker, Shaun; Giuffrida, Angela (27 May 2019). "An NBA star, a TV chef and a comedian: meet some of the new MEPs". Retrieved 28 May 2019 via www.theguardian.com.
  5. Oltermann, Philip; Walker, Shaun; Giuffrida, Angela (27 May 2019). "An NBA star, a TV chef and a comedian: meet some of the new MEPs". Retrieved 28 May 2019 via www.theguardian.com.
  6. Oltermann, Philip; Walker, Shaun; Giuffrida, Angela (27 May 2019). "An NBA star, a TV chef and a comedian: meet some of the new MEPs". Retrieved 28 May 2019 via www.theguardian.com.
  7. Sarah Wiener und Peter Lohmeyer trennen sich Die Welt, July 28, 2014.
  8. Stéphanie Grix (June 17, 2018) Sarah Wiener: „Viele Menschen hier haben kein Geld, um sich bio leisten zu können“ Berliner Zeitung.
  9. Neue Kolumnistin: „Besser essen“ mit Sarah Wiener, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, press release of 22 March 2018.
  10. Advisory Board Cradle to Cradle.
  11. Sarah Wiener und Peter Lohmeyer trennen sich Die Welt, July 28, 2014.
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