The Next Generation: Cory Schreiber, Portland, ORBy Kathleen Squires | December 6, 2013 By Kathleen Squires | December 6, 2013
Chef Cory Schreiber’s circle of life intertwines family and food, so much so, that he can connect the legacy of his ancestors to today’s agricultural movement in the Pacific Northwest, as well as to Portland’s current-day restaurant scene.
Schreiber founded Wildwood Restaurant, a pioneer in celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, in 1994 and was rewarded for his work by winning the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Pacific Northwest in 1998. Though he still owns the restaurant, Schreiber left in 2007 to go work for Oregon’s Farm to School Program, which promotes serving farm-fresh meals in the cafeterias of K-12 students. Today, Schreiber is the Culinary Artist in Residence at the Art Institute of Portland, where he helped found the International Culinary School.
Here, Schreiber talks about his family's culinary legacy, which stretch back to his great-great grandfather and to Portland’s oldest family-run restaurant, the landmark Dan & Louis Oyster Bar.