Chef David Schroeder considers himself a hometown guy. Though born in New Jersey, he grew up in North Palm Beach. Following culinary school, Schroeder landed in California at the Playboy Mansion and Thomas Keller’s renowned Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, California. Schroeder returned to South Florida and immersed himself in the upscale hospitality at Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Fairmont Turnberry Isle, The Westin, The National Hotel and W South Beach while pursuing a business degree in Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales.
Schroeder returned to his to his childhood roots and bought a small neighborhood Italian restaurant, Costello’s in Downtown Abacoa. After three years of success, Schroeder created a new concept, Das Biergarten, a German themed craft beer bar. As chef, he created the German inspired gastropub cuisine. The entrepreneurial spirit beckoned again and Schroeder, together with high school alums, Mario Villar as partner/general manager and in creative collaboration with local artist, AJ Brockman, embarked on the Brick & Barrel project. Opened in December 2017, the industrial chic, whiskey-centric eatery features refined, locally sourced comfort food, dark whiskeys, barrel-aged liquors, seasonal and classic cocktails local, South Florida hand crafted beers, plus boutique wines.
Schroeder, his wife, Lisa, and sons, live in Jupiter. #craftingourpassion is their family and life philosophy.