A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sean graduated from Dalhousie Law School, the “Harvard of the North.” Avoiding a career in law and Canadian winters, he followed his passion for food to New Orleans and learned the restaurant trade under the tutelage of industry renowned Archie Casbarian at the world-famous Arnaud’s. There, he was introduced to Dr. Murf Klauber of the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, where he worked before opening the Beach Bistro.
Sean has spread his passion for great food and service to include food writing and consulting. Sean Murphy and Beach Bistro Hospitality Consulting has provided services for a variety of great food endeavors. Evolving from one of those endeavors came the eat here Anna Maria Island cookery in 2010.
Sean attributes the success of his restaurant group to the strength of his team. “We have the strongest group of managers and chefs anywhere. They understand that our craft requires two major commitments: What we do must be done perfectly and we must be relentless in the pursuit of that perfection.”