Chef Has Schadler Coming Back to Williamsburg


Chef Hans Schadler

Local chef and restaurateur Hans Schadler is bringing his culinary talents back to Williamsburg.

Schadler will close the River’s Inn on Sarah Creek at Gloucester Point at the end of this year, then open a new restaurant in the city this coming spring. He opened the River’s Inn during the summer of 2009 after an accolade-filled tenure as executive chef and culinary director for Colonial Williamsburg.

“It’s been a wonderful time here at the River’s Inn and the success we have achieved has been incredible” said Schadler. “We are grateful to have had such a beautiful location for our first restaurant but Williamsburg is home.”

Chef Schadler’s daughter, Tina Schadler-Phillips, said the new restaurant will continue to be a family-owned and run business, with many of the same staff members who have been at the Gloucester restaurant following to Williamsburg. She told WYDaily that a lease for the new space would likely be signed this week, with the restaurant opening in April.

Schadler said diners at the new restaurant could expect “what we do best: the seasonal menus, exceptional wine list and the special events for which we are known.”

Gift certificates from the River’s Inn will be honored at the new Williamsburg restaurant location, he said.

Tina Schadler-Phillips said all special events, including corporate and private parties, planned for this month will go on as scheduled.



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