Barbie found her passion for the service industry while learning the ins and outs of a full-service restaurant for 15 years. Her love for her guests and her quick adaptation to change within Red Robin gave her the ability to learn different roles and responsibilities. Starting out in Columbus, Ohio at 16, she quickly moved through the ranks gaining experience and attributes from serving, bartending and training to the front and back of the house management team. Originally from sunny California, she decided to move back to the beach life in 2013 with her husband and four children. “I wanted to reaffirm my love within the guest dining experience and am so excited I took this opportunity at The Sailfish!”
at Marsh Creek Marine
The Sailfish at Marsh Creek Marine is a locally owned restaurant and bar located directly on the intracoastal waterway offering full menu, bar and local seasonal steamed seafood. The Sailfish is located at the beautiful Marsh Creek at Scotts Hill Marina which is home to more than 350 wet and dry slip customers. Scotts Hill Marina has been operating since the 80's providing a place for families to come to enjoy the water. We are excited to extend the amenities we offer such as dry storage and a restaurant to the community and surrounding areas to meet the growing demand.
As a North Carolina native, Ryan has worked in kitchens across the state. Starting out as a dishwasher, he has honed in on his skills and worked hard to become our Sous Chef! Growing up spending quality time with family in the kitchen has helped grow Ryan’s passion for food. His philosophy is centered around providing great dining experiences to bring people together and make lasting memories. He’s happy to be back closer to his Eastern, NC roots and can’t wait to continue honing his skills as Sous Chef with his Sailfish family. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” –Anthony Bourdain
Chris Kronenwetter came to Wilmington from Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked in the roles of Chef and Sous Chef in upscale downtown restaurants. Moving to Wilmington to be closer to family, he took on the Sous Chef position at South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach. He then took over as their Head Chef. After a brief departure, Chris returned to South Beach Grill as General Manager and was able to hone in on his Front of House management skills. After Hurricane Florence forced him into time off, he realized a longing for being back in the kitchen.
“I believe that the best food is simple, but backed with passion, and staying true to the main ingredient. We are lucky to have the freshest seafood we can get literally right in our back yard, and I plan to bring that simplicity and freshness to the new Sailfish menu.”
Kim comes to us with 10 years of bartending experience from high trafficked nightclubs to fine dining restaurants. She was also the General Manager of a popular night club at 22 years old. Born into a Military Family, Kim has spent most of her life in North Carolina leading her to a love for the water. Kim also loves riding her motorcycle on beautiful days! "I can't wait to use my experience to create new cocktails and new flavors to the beverage menu!"
The Sailfish at Marsh Creek Marine is a private membership club. Customers may purchase a membership for $1.00 per calendar year. To join, please ask your server for details. A membership application must be completed to receive your membership card and key fob. Member holders must be 21 years of age or older. Members are responsible for their guest(s) All guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Members must present their membership card at each visit. You do not have to own a boat, anyone can join.
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