Rachel Sundet

Sonya Highfield - BostonChefs.com

Chef Rachel Sundet’s first job in a restaurant kitchen was at venerable and beloved Cambridge institution, Upstairs on the Square, with Amanda Lydon and Susan Regis. She was immediately hooked.

After culinary school in London, she returned to Upstairs before moving west to Seattle, where she worked at Brasa Restaurant and Macrina Bakery.

She returned to the East Coast and eventually landed at Hungry Mother, where she worked as the pastry chef for 5 years. In December 2013, she helped to open State Park, where she also oversees the desserts.

In 2015, Sundet was named a StarChefs Rising Star Pastry Chef and Boston Magazine‘s Best Pastry Chef.

With her notable success, in July of 2016, along with the State Park team, she helped to open Mamaleh’s Delicatessen & Restaurant in 2016 followed by Cafe du Pays in 2017.

With the group’s continued expansion, including Mamaleh’s in Brookline and High Street Place, and Vincent’s, which took over the Cafe du Pays space in 2020, Sundet spends her days running the bakery department, making bagels, bialys, challah, babka and much more.

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