The Krebs is a historic restaurant founded in 1899 by Fred and Cora Krebs. The restaurant has been a popular landmark in Skaneateles for over 100 years serving past presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. Four years ago, the restaurant was purchased by Adam and Kim Weitsman to save it from closing for the residents of Skaneateles and future generations.
The Krebs has gone through an extensive four-year renovation while preserving the history and beauty visitors have grown accustomed to. The Krebs vision is a farm to table concept utilizing fresh hand picked local ingredients and the highest quality meats and seafood available.
Hired to run the newly renovated restaurant is General Manager Daniel Reiser and Executive Chef Austin Johnson. Daniel Reiser comes to The Krebs from Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in New York City. Before Gordon Ramsay, Daniel worked for Bann, Jean-Georges, The Mercer Kitchen and Woo Lae Oak in New York.
Chef Austin Johnson was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. It was in Nebraska where Austin began his cooking career at the age of 14. Working his way through local fine dining restaurants, his pursuit of different culinary styles lead him to Seattle, Washington. While there, Chef Austin studied under Chef Jason Franey at the legendary Canlis. From Seattle, Chef Austin traveled to Southeast Alaska to work on the F/V/ Endurance, a 58-foot Purse – Seine salmon fishing vessel for three months of the summer. After cooking on board the Endurance, Chef Austin moved to NYC where he worked alongside Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park (5th best restaurant in the world, 3 stars Michelin, 4 stars NY Times). From there Austin moved to Europe to trail at Noma and also restaurant Oud Sluis in Sluis Netherlands.
Chef Austin was invited back to open Daniel Humm’s new restaurant the NoMad, inside the NoMad hotel. During two and a half years at NoMad the restaurant earned 3 Stars NY times, and 1 star Michelin, and is rated the 68th best restaurant in the world.
Dining at The Krebs helps women and children in need. The Krebs restaurant commits all net profits to various CNY women and children’s charities.
Adam and Kim Weitsman
53 West Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152