Mamaleh's Delicatessen opened in Kendall Square, Cambridge in 2016 to lines out the door serving homemade bagels, lox, pastrami, corned beef, blintzes, black and white cookies, babka, egg creams, and dozens of other dishes that would make any nostalgic (Jewish) person swoon. During this opening time, we received much acclaim, including Bon Appetit Magazine's 50 best new restaurants in the country and Boston Magazine's Best Deli. Then Time Out Market. Then Covid. In August 2021 we opened our next location in lovely Washington Square in Brookline. This smaller but just as charming location, like Cambridge, offer our ‘order-at-the-counter-we’ll-bring-you-food-on-plates’ service model. Still Covid. Then High Street Place. Then…?
Meet the Team
- Rachel Miller Munzerowner / CRORachel Miller Munzer owner / CRO
Rachel has worked in most roles of the restaurant business, from valet to dishwasher to expeditor to mother hen to CEO. Some of which, while completing her degree in business management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Post graduation, alongside her husband and various business partners she opened Rachel’s Kitchen, Hungry Mother, State Park, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Café du Pays and Vincent’s. If she were stuck on a desert island she would want her two daughters and handy husband there, a yoga mat and an infinite supply of popcorn, eggs, and cereal.
- Evan Harrisonowner / bar manager / Vincent's GMEvan Harrison owner / bar manager / Vincent's GM
Evan Harrison has worked behind bars and managed bar programs around Boston for nearly two decades. He enjoys cultivating spaces and experiences that stand out from ordinary life and is as quick to adjust the lighting and the music to fit the vibe as he is to pour you a solid drink. A partner in Big Dipper Hospitality Group since 2015, Evan has been the operating partner of Vincent’s since its inception in 2020.
- Heather Mojerowner / bar manager / state park GMHeather Mojer owner / bar manager / state park GM
Heather was born into the restaurant industry, so food service became intertwined into her life experience at an early age. While her mother managed the bar, Heather spent much of her time in the family’s restaurant, playing as a child, and eventually working once she was of age. This early experience led her to a degree in Sustainable Food Systems from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Through college, Heather worked at a student-run business, but also as a barista at a high-end shop. These experiences would prove useful after a move to Boston. In 2008, she accepted a bartending position at Hungry Mother where she met her future business partners. Together, they opened State Park, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Café du Pays, and most recently, Vincent’s. Heather is the operating partner of State Park.
- Tyler Sundetowner / chefTyler Sundet owner / chef
Chef Tyler Sundet’s culinary career began with a job as a dishwasher in his hometown of Volga, South Dakota when he was just thirteen years old. From there it was off to culinary school in San Francisco, followed by stints in locales like Seattle, Cape Cod and, ultimately, Cambridge. Sundet alongside his wife, worked at Hungry Mother for four years. Together with his business partners, they opened State Park, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen and Café du Pays. Tyler was the proud 3rd place finisher in the South Dakota milk tasting competition circa 2003, and he still has the ribbon! Also, the father of 2 human babies and a neurotic Goldendoodle.
- Rachel Sundetowner / pastry chefRachel Sundet owner / pastry chef
Chef Rachel Sundet’s first job in a restaurant kitchen was at the beloved Cambridge institution, Upstairs on the Square, with Amanda Lydon and Susan Regis. She was immediately hooked. After culinary school in London, she moved west to Seattle, where she worked at Brasa Restaurant and Macrina Bakery. She returned to the East Coast and after a stint on a goat farm with her husband, Tyler, landed at Hungry Mother, where she worked as the pastry chef for 5 years and met her future business partners. Together, they opened State Park, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Café du Pays and then Vincent’s. In 2015, Sundet was named a StarChefs Rising Star Pastry Chef and Boston Magazine‘s Best Pastry Chef. Daughter #2 to two psychiatrists, she moonlights doing therapy and mediation. She’s got a curly fourth toe, which she managed to pass on to both her son and daughter.
- Alon Munzerowner / managerAlon Munzer owner / manager
Alon’s grandparents, as well as his great aunts and uncles, owned diners in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and although he was too young to remember his grandparents’ place, restaurants are in his blood. At 13, Alon was a busboy at a local Italian restaurant in Monroe, CT. Throughout his years attending Northeastern University, Alon supported himself by waiting tables and bartending. Post graduation, alongside his wife and various business partners he opened Rachel’s Kitchen, Hungry Mother, State Park, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Café du Pays and Vincent’s. When not at work, Alon loves playing backgammon and enjoying the warm company of his wife and children.
- John Kessenowner / head of R&MJohn Kessen owner / head of R&M
John has been in the restaurant business for more than 3 decades. He began this voyage in Minneapolis at Café Un, Deux, Trois. He moved back East and began working at one of Boston’s finest restaurants, L’Espalier. In 2008, alongside 3 business partners, he opened Hungry Mother. John ran the dining room, welcomed countless guests, and created fond memories that continue to ring today. Following Hungry Mother, he and his partners opened State Park, Mamaleh’s, and Café du Pays, which transitioned to Vincent’s as the pandemic took hold. John has many interests outside the restaurants, including foreign languages, travel, gardening, and music. He is an alumnus of Yale University and holds a Masters in Music from the University of Wisconsin. John plays the French horn in the New England Philharmonic, is the stage manager, and sits on the Board.