Steve Barber

Restaurant/Lounge/Bar Owner-Operator Red Island Hospitality Group Inc.

Stratford

Were you born in PEI or are you an Islander by choice?
Ottawa, Ontario

What kind of steps did you take to become your profession?
Always worked in Hospitality since the age of 16, Holland College Honours Graduate in Hotel Restaurant, Management Degree from University of Calgary in Hotel and Resort Management! Music PEI Industry person of the year 2013, ECMA nominee

How long have you been living in PEI?
Moved to PEI at the age of 4, left for a few years to the West for work/school

Where do you live in PEI?
Stratford

Describe what are an average day looks like for you?
Everyday has 2 days for me.  I wake up and go for a walk at 930am, then get cleaned up and head to work at 1 of our 4 properties. Eat about 330pm go for a nap and back at work for 7pm until 330am.  I see the entire spectrum of Islanders daily, from the business lunches to the "couple of beer before bed and watch the hockey game", to the night hawks.

What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
In PEI everyone knows everybody, and if we don't we will ask someone who does.

What are you passionate about personally?
I’m a fan of bragging about Islanders.  Nothing better than seeing an Island name up in lights in Upper Canada or beyond!

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
One spot to take new to the Island folks is Victoria by the Sea. From the wharf to Eugene Sauve's Landmark Cafe, its how Island life should be!