Since 1995 when he opened the 39-seat Metropolis Cafe and 1998 when he opened Aquitaine Bar á Vin Bistrot, Seth Woods has been steadily shaping his Aquitaine Group into a respected local operator of fine-casual restaurants. Growing his brand Woods took on his partners, Matthew Burns and Jeffrey Gates, who together own and operate Aquitaine Chestnut Hill ( 2000) , Aquitaine Dedham ( 2009), Gaslight Brasserie (2008), Union Bar & Grille (2003) and the lunch-only Cafe Green Light (2008).
Emily was raised in Saratoga Springs, NY with an introduction to the world of hospitality at a young age. She started work in restaurants while in middle school; working during the summer track season in roles varying from prep cook, to host, to server. This passion for working in a high energy environment lead her to Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI to pursue a bachelors of Science in Business Management with a focus in Human Resource Management. After graduating early with honors in 2 years she entered the corporate world of HR briefly before realizing her that her true passion laid within the walls of a restaurant. She moved to Boston to begin her career with the Aquitaine Group shortly thereafter. Starting off as a floor manager at one of Aquitaine’s sister properties Gaslight. She quickly made a name for herself and moved up the ranks of the company being appointed the GM of Aquitaine in Boston. She has worked hard to see that its re-launch brings back the same memorable experience that people have come to know and love while invigorating the space with a new energy that she is committed to help display. It’s her pleasure to show guests what true hospitality means to her and her team at Aquitaine Boston.