Tom Schaudel has made a career of bringing extraordinary cuisine to area restaurants, including ALure and A Mano.


After graduating from The Culinary Institute in 1973 and working in various restaurants, Tom Schaudel opened his first restaurant,Panama Hatties (Huntington), in 1983.

He has since been the driving force behind such acclaimed restaurants as Spring Close House (East Hampton), Downtown Grille and Wine Bar (Montauk), 107 Forest Avenue (Locust Valley), Lemongrass (Roslyn), Coolfish (Syosset), Thom Thom(Wantagh), Rockfish (Huntington), Angelfish (Long Beach),Passionfish (Westhampton Beach), and The Mansion at the Woodlands (Woodbury).

Growing up on Long Island has seriously influenced Tom’s culinary sensibilities, and his style has been described by Michael Todd of Grapezine magazine as “Atlantic Rim.” At the Inn he combines classical technique with the best produce, fish and game the North Fork has to offer.

Tom Schaudel and Chef de Cuisine Michael Ross have created a series of menus that reflect the four seasons, tasting menus paired with prime Long Island wines, and a series of guest chef dinners and special events. Tom also has his own line of wines, under the Tom Schaudel “Reserve” label, made here on the North Fork and served at the Inn.

He has received state and national exposure on such television shows as Gordon Elliot’s Door Knock Dinners on Food Network, Chef’s Night Out on Metro Channel, and has been a frequent guest chef on Long Island’s own Channels 12 and 21, The James Beard House in New York City, and Ed Lowe’s Morning Show. He recently published a book based on his experiences on Long Island–a great read for any foodie.