Founding Partner / Board of Directors
Schreiner learned the ropes of the restaurant business during his teenage years while working with his father at their family’s popular fine-dining concept, Augusto’s Cuisine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Schreiner was passionate about the family business, he was cultured, and the fact that he is fluent in four languages (Spanish, English, German and Italian) only helped his hospitality-driven, entrepreneurial spirit.
Naturally Schreiner pursued a degree in Hospitality Management, graduating from Florida International University; he later pursued a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from NOVA Southeastern University. His post graduate career took him on an exciting career-move growth in Palm Beach, Miami, the Bahamas and Costa Rica.
As Director of Food and Beverage at the iconic Italian hotspot, Casa Tua Hotel, Schreiner was recruited to open the acclaimed Elysian Hotel in Chicago. The ultimate form of career-flattery, he willingly accepted the position as General Manager of Restaurant Operations and quickly solidified his strength with a dual “Best New Restaurant of the Year” nomination for both restaurants under his direction. While the windy city treated him well, Schreiner eventually returned to Miami, where his journey would come full circle in ways he could have never have imagined.
In a pursuit to have something of his own, he joined forces with culinary mavens Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro to open Asian-inspired gastropub, Pubbelly (now Pubbelly Noodle Bar), in 2010. Quaint, conceptual and built on a budget, the Sunset Harbour neighborhood restaurant was literally a dream come true. Schreiner admits that while he knew the trio made a strong team, even he was surprised by the success of their first venture.
The trio went on to create restaurant and bar concepts: Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Pubbelly Sushi (American Airlines Arena, Brickell City Centre, Casa de Campo and Miami Beach), Food Republic onboard the Norwegian Escape, Pubbelly Station, Pawn Broker, PB Ysla, Pubbelly Sushi Market, and Baja Bao. The group even has an official “The Pubbelly Group” city Proclamation Day on March 13.