Nik Mastalerz

Pastry Chef Nik Mastalerz graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a bachelor’s in Pastry Arts.

After graduating, he worked at the Harbor View Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard as pastry chef before moving to California. He was hired at Lazy Bear, in San Francisco to work under Executive Chef David Barzelay as Pastry Sous Chef. That same year, Lazy Bear earned its first Michelin star.

Mastalerz also worked as the pastry chef of the acclaimed supper club Bix, where he delved into California cuisine under the guidance of Chef Bruce Hill and Chef de Cuisine Emmanuel Eng.

Returning to the Boston area in 2019, Mastalerz began working as pastry chef for O Ya Restaurant and then landed at Oleana in 2021, where he became enamored with a pantry of new spices, time-honored techniques and dishes ranging from the Middle East to the Mediterranean.

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