Schmidt joining forces with Cask & Larder to deliver a homegrown experience at new location
Orlando, Fla. (12-01-2015) – Anna Schmidt, a renowned restaurant and commercial interior designer, has been selected to oversee a new Cask & Larder location coming to Orlando International Airport in 2016.
Anna Schmidt has been a successful force behind a variety of commercial and hospitality design projects, including Winter Park’s popular Cask & Larder. Schmidt brilliantly captured the essence of the Cask & Larder brand for its flagship location in 2012, making her firm a natural selection when the restaurant’s farm-to-table concept was tapped to bring local flavor to Orlando International Airport. The new location will be a more mainstream version of its Winter Park counterpart, with the same homegrown elements and inviting atmosphere.
Schmidt joins Cask & Larder’s James and Julie Petrakis in the ambitious facelift of Orlando International Airport’s edible offerings. The team, which includes BCA Architecture, will work closely with Johnny Rivers of Inglur, Inc. and Peter Amaro, Jr., CEO of Master ConcessionAir, LLC (MCA), to deliver a farm to terminal experience. MCA presently operates four retail locations in pre-security OIA and is partnered with Johnny Rivers currently operating two Johnny Rivers’ Grill & Market locations, also housed at OIA’s Terminal 2. MCA has over 18 years of airport experience with over 100 food and beverage and retail locations, in seven different US airports.
Set to open late summer or early fall of next year, the airport Cask & Larder will replace Kafe Kalik and Au Bon Pain, in Airside Terminal 2. It will extend through an area currently serving as a runway observatory, which will become the new Cask & Larder’s bar. The bar will feature familiar signature drinks and Cask & Larder crafted beer.
Anna Schmidt Interior Design has worked with a number of other national restaurants and companies, including First Watch, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Seasons 52, Red Lobster, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ruby Tuesday and FOX Sports Grill.
About Anna Schmidt Interior Design
Anna Schmidt Interior Design (formerly Schmidt Design Studio, Inc.) is a professional interior design firm with an exceptional reputation built over the years through the design of one-of-a-kind spaces and strong client relationships. Established in 2003 and based in Jupiter, Fla., the firm has worked extensively with nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country, as well as many corporate and commercial spaces. Our mission is to create functional and beautiful places in which to work while delivering outstanding design and valuable service for each and every project. For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com or call (407) 399-6808.