Island Spotlight: Nantucket Culinary Center

Hello to All of Our Favorite Nantucket Hotel Friends & Guests,

During this difficult time, we are trying to remain positive, looking forward to brighter days. We are wishing that everyone remains healthy and safe.

To help bring some Island-life to those who may be missing the island, we are launching a series of conversations featuring some of our favorite small businesses and organizations on Nantucket. This week’s is just a short stroll away from us.

Nantucket Culinary Center is a wonderful neighbor and a beloved island institution run by the ever wonderful Margolis family. Read on to learn how they ended up on Nantucket, why they started Nantucket Culinary Center, and what sparks their joy of cooking.

What Brought You to Nantucket?

Joy Margolis: We moved to the island in 2005 when Greg took a job with Toppers at the Wauwinet. Some say the island either accepts or rejects you, and we got lucky! Greg established himself in the culinary community at Toppers and Moors Farm, and served as the GM of Met on Main. Meanwhile, I found my passion as a community organizer and event planner for Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the Lighthouse School. In 2013 we co-founded Dinner Parties Nantucket and had several successful seasons in the catering and private dinner business.

 

Tell Us About How Nantucket Culinary Center Got Started.

Joy Margolis: Nantucket Culinary and The Corner Table Cafe opened in the winter of 2016 in the former Mooney Building, a downtown office space owned by the Town of Nantucket. It had been purchased by reMain Nantucket and designed to serve as a year-round community “third-place” – outside of work and home. We applied With Greg’s enthusiasm for food and community and my love of “knitting the community” together. We couldn’t be happier as we head into Summer 2020.

 

What’s Your Favorite Part About Running Corner Table & Culinary Center?

Joy Margolis: Just as Greg finds fulfillment cooking and creating menus, I find true joy offering a friendly and generous welcome to all, the true definition of hospitality. The Culinary Center has afforded us unparalleled opportunities to complement work already happening across the island’s culinary, farming, and fishing communities, and attracted world class talent to a new destination for cooking classes, demonstration events, tastings, and lifetime learning.

 

Thank you, Joy, for the inside scoop! We look forward to sharing a meal at Corner Table soon! For more information on Nantucket Culinary Center & The Corner Table Cafe, visit them at their website.

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Make Mother’s Day extra special this year with a delicious take-out feast prepared and packaged by Chef Al and his team at Breeze. Get your order in by this Thursday (May 7th) and we’ll get prepping for you! Link in bio for details.
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Meet us on Zoom for a virtual Mother’s Day Weekend Tea tasting with concierge Sharon Quigley and Nantucket Tea Company. Follow the link in our bio to learn more and to purchase a tea sampler to accompany the tasting! Orders must be placed by May 3rd.
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This week, we spoke with Jack Fritsch , proprietor of @nantucketantiques and antiquarian extraordinaire. Check out the link in our bio to read about his favorite artifacts over the years, and how a career in Evolutionary Biology first brought him to Nantucket .
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Tune in via Facebook live for a half hour of guided meditation led by mindfulness guru Liam McClintock. Join us at 1:30 PM via Facebook Live at The Nantucket Club’s page .
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Don’t let Easter sneak up on you! Let us do the cooking this year with our convenient Easter Basket takeout Feast. Choose from three feast options and we’re prepare it with a few holiday surprises! Check out the link in our bio for details! ...

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Enjoy a moment of peace with Nantucket Club yoga instructor @patricia_dolloff. Tune in to Pat’s Vinyasa Yoga class at 9am this Saturday and Sunday via a live stream from our ballroom. Click our story to watch this morning’s class! .
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The results are in and we have heard you!
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The top three food categories Islanders want more of are:
Comfort Food
Italian
Mexican
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In addition, our survey said that many of you want a kids to-go menu and prefer curbside pick-up rather than delivery. We are working on updating our menu with some great new dishes to include your choices. Stay tuned for a new menu tomorrow and thanks for taking our survey!
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Breeze is open tonight for curbside dinner pickup!
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