Erik Slater and Hillary Bean have occupied various roles in the food and beverage industry for more than a combined 40 years. It is their passion and expertise that has put Seward Brewing Company on the map.
A chef in Alaska since 1996, Erik worked his way across the state until he found a home in Seward in 2000. In 2004, Erik began work as Executive Chef at the Resurrection Roadhouse and Fox Island Wilderness Lodge, transforming these sites into popular dining destinations for tourists and locals alike. Erik continually collaborates with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to create innovative dishes with local seafood and serves on the Chefs Congress among other notable chefs from around the country.
Hillary moved to Seward in 1996, where she worked and then managed the bar at Ray's Waterfront, one of Seward's busiest harbor spots. Her quick wit and dedication to customer service made her a favorite bartender among locals and visitors from around the world. Hillary is the area's TAP (Training for Alcohol Professionals) Instructor, drawing on her years of experience to provide guidance to other Sewardites working in the industry.
In 2014, Erik and Hillary bought the Seward Brewing Company with the goal to provide Seward with inventive, local craft beer, innovative pub food and impeccable service. Erik and Hillary, with their daughter Rowan, are firmly rooted in the community of Seward and the state of Alaska.