The Shanty in Warwick, RI
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The Shanty is a modern American restaurant pairing local farm fresh ingredients with unsurpassed service in a comfortable loals atmosphere. We offer a great variety of craft brews and classic cocktails with a hint of eclectic. We strive to educate and inspire through food by letting the local ingredients shine.
—Chris Rattaro, Chef
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Warwick, RI - Owner Kara Neisinger was born and raised in upstate New York. She got her start in food service at the early age of 16. Paying her way through Johnson and Wales by serving tables, she obtained her bachelors in food and beverage management. After college, she moved to the quaint town of Wickford, Rhode Island where she managed the Tavern by the Sea for 5 years. Seeking out ways to hone her skills in fine dining, she moved to Foxborough to manage Davios. Karas hunger for adventure and desire to spend time with her brother drew her to the great north to the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. She stumbled upon the majestic town of Girdwood, Alaska where she became the dining room manager of the local rustic, friendly, and forward thinking restaurant Jack Sprat. There she aided in promoting events including course dinner tastings paired with local Alaskan craft brewers, champagne and wine. Her heart strings soon started tugging her back to her roots in New England as she bid a fond farewell and headed back east, accepting a position at the historic Whitehorse Tavern in Newport. Her love of the industry pushed her to follow her dreams of owning and operating her own business. She can now take all of the things she loves most about the industry and serve it to the local Rhode Island community of Warwick.
Bekah Yoder and Chris Rattaro arrived from Alaska where they worked together at Jack Sprat to create dishes using the best ingredients from The Last Frontier. During their time there they used local produce, dairy and fish to whip up some of Alaska's best fare. At the Shanty they are excited to work together again and use the best ingredients New England has to offer. Our dishes will be seasonally inspired.
Chris Rattaro was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. He loved cooking at a young age and was mainly inspired by his Grandmother who made some amazing Italian home cooking. By the age of 13 Chris knew he wanted to pursue cooking as a career. After he finished high school he enrolled in a culinary program and immediately started working in kitchens. He has worked in many great restaurants throughout The City, Bay Area, and Napa Valley including The French Laundry in Yountville, CA. After leaving Napa Valley he traveled North in search of adventure and to work with Alaska's great seafood. Chris landed in Rhode Island to work with great seafood and learn the east coast traditions and food culture.
Bekah Yoder was born and raised just outside of Portland Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge. Soon after graduating high school she traveled north to Alaska where she fell in love with the beauty and the small town life. Cooking was always a passion passed on by her mother who is almost never seen without an apron on. The culinary profession has aided in her travels from Oregon, to Alaska, Utah, and now the beautiful ocean state of Rhode Island. Working again with her favorite leadership team from the last frontier.
From our kitchen to your plate, happy eating!