Robin and EJ are honored to be featured in the I&M’s Working Nantucket series, published today.
Harveys love being in the restaurant business
By Lindsay Pykosz
I&M Staff Writer
Husband-and-wife restaurant owners E.J. and Robin Harvey function like a well-oiled machine. Married for the past 32 years, they have worked together for 25, and are heading into their 20th year as owners of The SeaGrille on Sparks Avenue.
For them, the food industry is nothing new, and their dedication is to perfecting their craft and continuing to be as involved in the island community as they can. While E.J. generally stays tucked away in the kitchen as head chef, Robin oversees the front of the house, keeps everything running smoothly and makes sure her customers are taken care of.
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Growing up, Robin worked in a restaurant to put herself through school, but it wasn’t until she married E.J. that she ever had any intentions of owning her own. E.J., who has classic, continental and traditional training, has worked at the Jackson Hole Resort in Wyoming, The Woodstock Inn in Vermont and The Jared Coffin House before owning his own restaurants.ewport, R.I. area, the Harveys are both graduates of Middletown High School and come from similar backgrounds. While Robin graduated in 1978 from the University of Rhode Island with a physical education and health degree, and E.J. from the Culinary Institute of America in 1975, both have worked in restaurants for as long as they can remember.
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