Wed, 27 August 2014
Garrett Harker got his start in hospitality as a dishwasher and busser at the age of 15. Upon graduating college he headed west, where his talent in hospitality truly stood out, becoming the youngest general manager in The Kimpton Group's history. In the late 90’s, Harker headed back East and joined forces with Barbra Lynch to open N0. 9 Park; a staple in the city of Boston. He has since ventured on his own to open Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne and Row 34. Harker’s accolades are plentiful, but some of his recent accolades include James Beard outstanding restaurateur semifinalist, and his restaurant The Hawthorne was also a semifinalist for James Beard's Outstanding Bar Program.