34 Cannon Rd, Wilton, CT 06897 | email: Chef@schoolhouseatcannondale.com | call: (203) 834-9816
About the food

We work hard to find the best sources of ingredients and treat them simply and with respect.  We continue to pull inspiration from ingredients, books, nature, family and friends.  Whether using thousand year old techniques or modern technology our goal is to subtley coax the most flavor from our ingredients.

We started slowly and continue to learn from our successes and failures.  We are continually pushing to bring new ideas and food experiences to our guests.

After graduating from the Wilton School system and Wittenberg University, Tim began his culinary career in Boulder, Colorado where he developed his skills as a chef before leaving his passion behind for corporate America.  He moved on to accept a position with IBM, but after 3 years, yearned to return to the culinary field. He enrolled at Johnson & Wales University where he completed his formal culinary education, graduating with high honors and numerous awards. He went on to work with the Emmy Award winning Chef, Ming Tsai, best known for his popular television show “Simply Ming.”  Tim also developed strong skills in French cuisine during his years as a chef at the Four Star and Five Diamond L'Espalier Restaurant in Boston. There, he worked under Chef/Owner Frank McClelland, which helped him develop big flavors using unique ingredients and a combination of new and classic techniques. Tim continues his education by trailing in the kitchens of great restaurants like Le Bernardin, and Aureole, and building his library of cookbooks. 

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Give us a call at
(203) 834-9816
Tim LaBant
Chef Owner
Zagat Reviewer, 2010

The owners Tim and Julie met in Kindergarten right in Wilton!
June Havoc the Hollywood and vaudeville star originally purchased the schoolhouse for $1 and moved it to Cannondale.
Simply the best and most creative farm-to-table food in Connecticut. Chef LaBant is hitting a homerun!

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Dinner Wed- Sat 5:30-9:30 PM
Lunch Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Brunch: Sunday 10 AM-2:-00 PM