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 worked at Hungry Mother for four years before becoming a partner and helping to open sister restaurant, State Park in 2013. Since those first days, he has led the kitchen and widely expanded the range of the menu, which now includes a spectrum of flavors and inspiration that go beyond the restaurant’s early Southern roots.
With continued success, in July of 2016 Sundet, along with the State Park team, opened Mamaleh’s Delicatessen & Restaurant, followed by French Canadian-leaning Cafe du Pays in 2017. Luckily for Sundet, who continues to run the kitchen at Mamaleh’s and collaborate on menus at all three locations, all the restaurants are within walking distance of one another.