William Rietzel III
Chef de Cuisine
William Rietzel III is Sails Restaurant ’s chef de cuisine, marking his third re-teaming of talent with the restaurant’s executive chef Jacob Jasinski, who nurtured Will’s demonstrable skills at their first mutual posting, Newport’s Castle Hill. When chef Jacob moved to the Westerly, RI Relais & Chateaux property Ocean House, Will was his first hire, initially as a line cook but earning a relatively quick promotion to sous chef. Together, their efforts elevated the luxurious inn’s fine-dining restaurant ranking from 4-stars to a coveted Forbes Five-Star award winner in January 2017. Will prioritizes continuing culinary education, striving to...