Chadwick is originally from Bossier City, Louisiana, and has been tending and managing bars for more than a dozen years. Upon arrival in Austin in 2007, he quickly rose above the swell in the local bar scene, and easily settled in at East Austin’s ever-hip Shangri-La. He combines his love for people with his passion for making every day at the bar feel like a special occasion.
Chadwick is an avid music lover, often traveling across the country to see his favorite bands. When not behind the bar, he plays drums, and hangs with his English Bulldog, Henry.
Rachelle is an Austin native and has spent more than 20 years in the local service industry.
As a teenager, Rachelle worked at her father’s Caribbean restaurant on South Congress Avenue in every post, from bartender to line cook to accounts payable. While attending Texas State University, she worked at a myriad of high-volume venues in Austin’s Red River Cultural District. Rachelle was the Bar Manager at Vespaio Restaurant on South Congress for seven years, and most recently managed Backspace and Parkside in downtown Austin. She has worked for many recurring festivals including ACL, FFFFest, and Blue Genie Danger Derby.
Rachelle spends her free time sewing and knitting with her Boston Terrier, Gurdy, at her feet.
Just to add another iron to the fire, Rachelle & Chadwick welcomed a baby girl two months after opening the Cavalier.