We are here to allow South Central Indiana to explore its German heritage through food & fun.
We want Seymour to become South Central Indiana’s destination for celebrating our German heritage.
Respect for Talent | Allowing experts to flourish within their trade.
Continuous Learning | Always learning from and teaching those around us, especially with cultural & gastronomical appreciation.
Community Involvement | Returning your investment back to the community by supporting Seymour's Oktoberfest, implementing language learning programs, and hosting cultural events.
Schwätzer’s German Restaurant
113 Indianapolis Ave
Seymour, IN 47274
Solomon Rust, Owner
Growing up in Jackson county, Solomon has seen Seymour grow and evolve alongside its annual Oktoberfest. After tracing his family roots, he started to realize the strong connection Jackson County has with Germany, but didn’t see it in his everyday life. Wanting to learn more, he visited the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. This trip sealed the deal: a German restaurant is just what Seymour needs!
Chelsi Tangman, Head Chef
Also hailing from Seymour, Chelsi has been competitively cooking since the age of 15. She proved her talents at the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, where she graduated in 2011 from the Advanced Standing Program for Applied Science in Culinary Arts. Chelsi then took her talents to Farm Restaurant in Bloomington, IN, where she started as Brunch Sauté Cook, and quickly moved to Event Chef, Sous Chef, and Head of Pastry. Chef Chelsi has a talent for creating allergy and dietary restriction friendly dishes that never sacrifice flavor or proper classical cuisine techniques.
Randall Rust, General Manager
Moving to Jackson County in 2015 was an easy change for Randall, coming from her nearby hometown of Columbus, Indiana. She quickly finished her Bachelor’s Degree of Business Management from IU, and has been gaining experience ever since. Her desire to find the perfect fit in life, from Nanny and Teacher’s Assistant to HR and Purchasing, has finally brought her to a role where she can do it all. Randall is a true “momma bear”, and will do anything she can to help out - even if that means keeping everyone in line!
Connect to Seymour's rich German heritage by learning to speak German.
Deutsche Welle is a German media organization that offers free interactive lessons for all levels.
A list of local German instructors.
Schwätzer's German Restaurant
113 Indianapolis Ave