Chef Tom Schaudel
After graduating from The Culinary Institute in 1973 and working in various restaurants, Tom 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 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 been featured 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 is currently writing a cookbook based on his experiences on Long Island.
Restaurant Manager Diane Flynn joined the Jewel team in November, 2011. Diane elevates the dining experience to another level ensuring gracious service, an intimate atmosphere, and delicious food and wine.
Diane graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality, Business Management. She is dedicated and serious team player with a solid background in Business Management. Diane worked with Tom Schaudel for over 16 years and has participated in the opening and running of many of his restaurants ventures.
Diane currently splits her time between serving as a Restaurant Manager at Jewel Restaurant and as an Assistant Manager at Coolfish Grille and Wine Bar in Syosset, New York. Since 2000, the opening of Coolfish Grille and Wine Bar, she has functioned in a multiple positions at the restaurant which Peter Gianotti of Newsday called "the best seafood restaurant from Astoria to Montauk."