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
- Kasey TapperBig Dipper Hospitality Catering and Events managerKasey Tapper Big Dipper Hospitality Catering and Events manager
Kasey coordinates all catering and onsite and offsite events for Mamaleh’s, Vincent’s, and State Park. She also helps manage the front of house events at State Park.
When she’s not here, Kasey is a photographer, a pizza and tattoo lover, a dog mom and is a Massachusetts native
- Jeremy BrowandBig Dipper Hospitality Group Chef de CuisineJeremy Browand Big Dipper Hospitality Group Chef de Cuisine
Jeremy is a talented chef who’s been with Mamaleh’s since 2018. While also being the company’s Chef du Cuisine, he can also be found helping and managing everything Kitchen related. He also speaks English, Italian, and Spanish.
When he’s not at work, Jeremy is a loving father to his son Blake, and a loving husband to his wife Christina.
- Dana Briley KumarHuman Resources ManagerDana Briley Kumar Human Resources Manager
Dana has been with Big Dipper Hospitality Group since 2017. She is a trained pastry chef and owned her own bakery with her best friend before joining Big Dipper Hospitality Group.
Dana is the proud mother of one of the cutest little girls you have ever seen!
- Christy HenryMamaleh's Cambridge General ManagerChristy Henry Mamaleh's Cambridge General Manager
Christy is an incredibly organized human, a writer and a proud bunny mom. She leads and manages the wonderful Mamaleh’s front of house team, while eating plenty of bagels along the way!
Christy also enjoys reading tons of books, while also trying to stop her bunny from eating those books…
- Chelsea KantorPastry ChefChelsea Kantor Pastry Chef
Chelsea is a talented pastry chef steering the bakeshop at Mamaleh’s to feed many happy people daily and around the Jewish holidays. She’s the mastermind behind all the delicious desserts for Mamaleh’s, State Park, and Vincent’s.
Chelsea even bakes in her spare time, when she’s not exploring the Middlesex Fells or hanging out with her cat, Slugs
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.