NEW YORK CITY’S PREMIER OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION, ZUM SCHNEIDER’S MUNICH IN BROOKLYN, ADDS TWO ESTEEMED CHEFS TO THE MIX: HEAD CHEF JAKE WOLF AKA “WOLFI” AND MICHELIN-STARRED OSCAR GOGAN
FULLY-TENTED OUTDOOR CELEBRATION TO FEATURE
AUTHENTIC GERMAN FOOD, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT FROM
BELOVED CITY STAPLE SEPTEMBER 29TH-OCTOBER 8TH
(New York, NY) – New York City’s premier Oktoberfest celebration, Zum Schneider’s Munich In Brooklyn, is proud to announce the addition of two esteemed chefs to the mix: Zum Schneider head chef Jake Wolf aka “Wolfi” and Michelin-starred Oscar Gogan. Each brings their own special talents to the exclusive, world-renowned festival.
Jake Wolf aka “Wolfi” will be running the kitchen for this year’s Munich In Brooklyn. Wolfi was the head chef at Zum Schneider’s brick and mortar restaurant in NYC’s Avenue C from 2005 to 2009. He was a major influence in the early days of the restaurant, bringing in the knowledge he gained working in a 4-star hotel in Germany. His help in fine-tuning the Zum Schneider menu transported their culinary offerings to a new level. Wolfi opened his own German-American fusion restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2010. He is a graduate of the ICC Culinary Institute in NYC.
Oscar Gogan graduated from the ICC Culinary Institute in NYC in 2019 at the tender age of 19. Right out of school he began his career at an East Villlage restaurant in the salad station and worked his way up to become Chef De Cuisine (Tuome). He earned a Michelin star in the process. Most recently, he started his own venture celebrating his Scottish heritage utilizing seasonal food. Gogan is the half-brother of Rory and Flynn, the sons of Zum Schneider’s founder/owner, Sylvester Schneider.
Zum Schneider’s Munich In Brooklyn is set for September 29th to October 8th in the backyard at 3 Dollar Bill in Williamsburg. The fully decked-out, tented outdoor festival incorporates classic, authentic German Oktoberfest elements such as a food and drink menu that rivals any great beer hall in Munich, traditional dress and a quintessential boisterous Oompah band, Mösl Franzi and the JaJaJas, fronted by Zum Schneider’s founder/owner Sylvester Schneider. To experience a taste of the festivities, please click here.
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The Schneider family (which includes actual family members and long-time employees that have become family) is most proud of the authenticity of Munich In Brooklyn. The festival features exclusively imported beers, HB Traunstein and Andechs (the latter being the birthplace of Sylvester Schneider himself), and Bavarian pretzels as well as German delicacies such as haxn (pork shank), obazda (cheese spread), traditional half roast chicken, homemade potato salad and a variety of German sausages with vegetarian options available. Beer is served in genuine 1-liter steins and the tented decorations are bona fide and elaborate, designed by Munich native and Tony-Award winner Angela Wendt, another extended member of the Schneider family.
This year marks the eighth year of Zum Schneider’s Oktoberfest celebration, which has consistently seen crowds of 7,000+ per year, and the 23rd year of Zum Schneider’s existence. From 2000 to 2020, Zum Schneider was a much-beloved city staple. The family-run restaurant and beer hall was located on New York City’s Avenue C, founded by German native Sylvester Schneider. As soon as his sons were of age, Schneider’s children joined him running the successful business, which also included an outpost in Montauk from 2012-2018. The idea for an Oktoberfest celebration came about in 2014 after a very well-received outdoor pop-up by the restaurant for the World Cup (that year Germany won!). In 2020, the original brick and mortar Zum Schneider was forced to close down, but the name and world-class German offerings live on via Zum Schneider’s yearly Oktoberfest festival, Munich In Brooklyn, organized by Sylvester Schneider, his sons and manager Sylvia Lochmann.