Chef Mark Goldberg, who graduated from Newbury College’s Culinary Arts program (after a brief stint in Civil Engineering at Northeastern University), takes the helm of Park Restaurant & Bar in Harvard Square, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a playful spirit that shows on his menus.
Goldberg comes to Park after seven years at Mistral, the revered French bistro in Boston’s Back Bay. Beginning in 2000 as Sous Chef, Goldberg worked side-by-side with noted chef/co-owner Jamie Mammano and nightlife impresario Seth Greenberg, a co-owner. He departed Mistral in 2007 as Chef de Cuisine, taking on the role of Executive Chef at the seasonal Winnetu Oceanside Resort & Lure Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard for two summers.
In 2009, Goldberg reunited with Seth Greenberg on his next venture – Woodward, a modern day tavern located inside the Ames, a boutique hotel from the Morgans Hotel Group. At Woodward as Executive Chef, Goldberg’s modern, farm-to-table interpretations of classic New England fare earned raves from Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Boston Magazine, Boston Herald and more.
As Executive Chef of Park, the fourth restaurant from the Grafton Group which also owns and operated Grafton Street, Temple Bar and Russell House Tavern, Goldberg has created a menu that emphasizes playful interpretations of homey classics.
Goldberg, who lives south of Boston with his wife and three daughters, is an avid supporter of The Food Project, a local organization that encourages youth and adults from diverse backgrounds to work together to build a sustainable food system.