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. In 2010 he and Gavre teamed up to open BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant.
In 2002, while Gavre was acting Food Editor for San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, she met Schroeder when she interviewed him for an article she was working on. Like-minded, they became instant friends.
In 2006 she joined him as Managing Partner at MARKET Restaurant + Bar. In 2010 they joined forces to open BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant. She also owns and operates Cafe 222, an award-winning breakfast and lunch joint in the Marina District.