Back in the early 90’s Gerald Schantz, a Savannah native, a Vietnam era Navy veteran, a professional stained glass artisan and local theatre thespian happened upon an opportunity to cater a private party for the cast and crew of “This Old House” which John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was throwing. Before the event was over, Gerald found himself talking to the show’s producer who commissioned him to handle the company’s wrap party in Monterey Square. The event was so successful, the entrepreneur was able to purchase the first of several custom grills on wheels that formed the beginnings of his rolling catering service, GERALD’S CHUCKWAGON.
After several fulfilling years of catering, Gerald decided it was time to sell his stained glass business thus, he did...and then opened GERALD’S DINER in downtown Savannah. Through all the years and his undying love for downtown Savannah he was unable to resist the island’s lure that had tugged on him throughout his lifetime. After jumping through hoops to get site approval, he moved his operation to Tybee as GERALD’S PIG & SHRIMP. Gerald has been cooking in the Coastal Empire since 1985. Catering for movie sets, film crews, TV shows, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, concerts, weddings and numerous other private events. He would be delighted to cater to you and for you.