After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, Schroeder worked at a number of notable restaurants under the region’s top chefs including Aqua with Michael Mina and Marin’s Lark Creek Inn with Bradley Odgen. In 2002, Schroeder joined Odgen to open Arterra Restaurant in Del Mar, CA.
In 2006 Schroeder opened the highly regarded MARKET Restaurant + Bar in Del Mar, CA. MARKET has received numerous awards and accolades from local as well as national press. In 2011, the ZAGAT guide awarded MARKET a 29, the highest rating for food in San Diego. He is a multiple James Beard Award Nominee and a frequent participant in the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival.
In 2010 he and Gavre teamed up to open BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant.
Gavre met Schroeder in 2002 while she was acting Food Editor for San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, she interviewed him for an article she was working on and like-minded, they became instant friends.
In 2006 she joined Schroeder as Managing Partner when he opened MARKET Restaurant + Bar. In 2010 they joined forces to open BANKERS HILL Bar + Restaurant. Gavre also owns and operates Cafe 222, an award-winning breakfast and lunch joint in the Marina District and Bake Sale Bakery in the East Village. She had appeared on the Food Network on numerous occasions and is active in the San Diego Restaurant Association.
General Manager + Wine Director
Molly Brooks-Thornton is a native San Diegan, who earned a BA in history from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and a MA in history from San Diego State University before deciding to turn her passion for learning towards wine, beer, and service. She coordinated the beer and wine list at the Barrel Room in San Diego before joining the Banker’s Hill Team to do the same.
Molly is an accredited Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, and a Certified Cicerone.
Assistant General Manager
Robert Giglio joins the Bankers Hill team bringing with him over 15 years in the hospitality industry. A native of Long Island, New York, he studied Hospitality at the Northwood University in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2010 he relocated to the West Coast where he held positions at Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles and The Eveleigh on the Sunset Strip, working with Chefs Sam Marvin and Jordan Toft, and restaurateur Daniel Flores. Prior to his Bankers Hill appointment he served as General Manager at Sotto Sopra, owned by the Bobby Van’s Steakhouse of Washington D.C. and Manhattan.
Kris Rizatto joins Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant after time with the award-winning Spoonbar, inside h2hotel in Healdsburg, Calif. The position at Spoonbar allowed Rizatto to experiment with unique ingredients and techniques involving carbonation, house-made foams, infusions and “shrubs” to pair with menu items from famed chef Louis Maldonado. He was also chosen to participate in Spoonbar’s Golden Barspoon Cocktail Competition with a drink incorporating Asian pear, Bulleit Rye Whiskey, cinnamon, dried all-spice berries, fresh lemon, Kronan Swedish Punch and a hint of St. Elizabeth’s All-Spice Dram. Prior to joining Spoonbar, Rizatto’s bar experience includes time at Bravas Bar de Tapas in Healdsburg; Stark & Co. Catering in Santa Rosa, Calif.