May 31, 2002
Hans Schadler brings more than 30 years of culinary experience to CWC-HG
The Colonial Williamsburg Company-Hospitality Group (CWC-HG) has named Hans J. Schadler as its new executive chef and culinary director. A former executive chef with Colonial Williams-burg, he oversees food and beverage operations for the Hospitality Group.
Most recently, Schadler held the position of executive chef of the Caneel Bay Resort, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he had served in similar capacity from 1968-1974. At Caneel Bay, Schadler supervised four restaurants that ranged from a casual, beachfront café to the elegant Turtle Bay Estate House. His extensive culinary experience aided the resort in receiving first place honors last year as the Top Hotel for Food in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas in Travel & Leisure magazine’s reader’s poll, along with high rankings for service and ambience.
In his 15 years with Colonial Williamsburg beginning in 1982, Schadler guided operations to garner numerous accolades serving as executive chef for the Williamsburg Inn and Williamsburg Lodge. During his tenure, he twice captured the Virginia Governor’s Cup and Seafood Challenge, twice was awarded the American Culinary Federation’s Residential Achievement Medal and was elected Chef of the Year three times by the Virginia Chefs Association. He also directed a culinary team that earned AAA Five Diamond status for the Williamsburg Inn’s Regency Room.
“Hans epitomizes the type of leadership that is talented, inspiring and supportive, creating products and services that are unparalleled and unquestionably top quality. In this definition, Hans is an exemplary model,” said John Hallowell, president-hospitality, Colonial Williamsburg Company.
Schadler received his culinary training in Frankfurt, Germany, and was bestowed an honorary doctorate in culinary science from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. He is a nationally recognized leader in the food industry, serving as chairperson of the renowned Resort Food Executive Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Hans, and his wife, Liv, have two adult daughters, Nicole and Bettina.