Stafford's Pier Restaurant
Jody Ewbank, General Manager
Jody grew up in suburban Detroit, and was a graduate of Lutheran High School North and also graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Psychology and Interpersonal Communications.
Jody has managed at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant since early 1999, and is active on the Chamber Board of Directors, the Harbor Springs Business Committee and various other community committees.
Lindsey Bur, Assistant General Manager
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Lindsey moved to Charlevoix in the summer of 1999. She graduated from Charlevoix High School in 2002 and attended North Central Michigan College for one year before going to Central Michigan University (CMU). She graduated from CMU with a BSBA in 2007 with a major in Hospitality Service Administration and minor in Marketing. While at CMU, she was President of the Hospitality and Tourism Society and Chairperson of the 2007 Hospitality Banquet.
She began working for Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant in May 2002. She has worked in several positions including: server, hostess, bartender, intern and dining room manager. She currently holds the position of Assistant General Manager at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant.
She has served on the Board of Directors for the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce since 2010, is a member of the Waterfront Wine Festival since 2010 and is a mentor for the STRIVE program in Harbor Springs. She enjoys reading, running, racing, cycling, cooking, wine, and traveling.
Britt Beaumont, Executive Chef
Britt Beaumont is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. He completed his internship under Chef Christian Antoine at Chateau du Clotay, Grigny, Paris, France. After culinary school, Britt worked for Mariott Corporation facilities in Cambridge and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; and in Hartford, Connecticut, managing culinary operations including fine dining, a la carte, and banquet production for a 400 room hotel.
Returning to his Michigan roots, Britt continued his career path as Executive Chef with The Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo; managing all daily meals for both staff and Fetzer Corporate guests.
Britt moved to Arizona in 2004; and worked as Executive Chef for Henry’s Marketplace, managing daily demonstrations and promotion; and for Southwest Food Services, managing kitchen staff, including training and development.
In 2010, Britt once-again returned to Michigan. He held the position of Executive Chef at the Charlevoix Country Club for the 2010 summer season. Britt most recently worked as a Chef at Café Santé in Boyne City. He joined Stafford’s Pier Restaurant as executive chef in April 2012.
Carol Parker, Dining Room Manager
Carol was born and raised in Detroit, and moved to northern Michigan in the early 1970s. She owned a music store in Petoskey, before going into real estate and property management. She then managed a golf club restaurant for 14 years and joined Stafford’s in December 2006.
Carol served as President of the Gaslight Association of Petoskey and President of the Petoskey Business and Professional Women's Club.
A former international swimming champion, Carol still enjoys the sport, especially in Caribbean waters. Cruising, boating and travel are her primary hobbies.
Music is a lifelong passion, and Carol is now involved in the Northern Michigan Chorale. She is also a dedicated Detroit Red Wings hockey and Tiger baseball fan.
Philippe Cabana, Manager
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Philippe, in 2001, moved in Chicago to work as the Animation and Multimedia Department Director at The Illinois Institute of Art. He met his wife Mary Catherine Hannah while working in the Windy City and now, father of two (William and Josephine), calls Harbor Springs home since 2005.
This is when Philippe started his adventure with Stafford's Hospitality as a host and assistant dinning room manager at the H.O. Rose Dining Room. After a detour driving around the Upper Peninsula as a sales representative for Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, Philippe is now back with us, working as one of the managers at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs. He is a wine and Spirits enthusiast and always eager to discover new tastes from around the world.