Andreas Willausch began his hospitality career in 1981 as a student at Hotel Management School in Dusseldorf, Germany. Upon completion of this course, he gained experience in hotel and restaurant management through various assignments with a leading hotel in Dusseldorf. In 1984, Andreas arrived in New York City where he continued his culinary studies. In 1987 he moved to St. Thomas and participated as a consultant in the development and was later manager of the Mark St. Thomas Hotel. He later managed the Hotel 1829 and served as maitre’d of the Sugar Reef Cafe, two well known St. Thomas venues.
Andreas continued his hospitality career after moving to San Francisco in 1992. During this period he worked with several well known San Francisco restaurants including Alain Rondelli, China Moon Cafe, Masa’s and Farallon, where he was part of the team that opened the restaurant to great acclaim. After 6 years at Farallon, Andreas relocated to the wine country and became manager of The Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Forestville. Under his leadership, the Farmhouse, restaurant received many accolades, including a Michelin 1 Star and “Preferred Designation” rating, inclusion in Gourmet Magazine’s “Top 36 Food Destinations in the World” and inclusion in Michael Bauer’s list of “Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants” each year since 2003. In 2009, Andreas returned to San Francisco and joined with Thad Vogler to develop and operate Bar Agricole.