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 Sundt, along with the State Park team, opened Mamaleh’s Delicatessen & Restaurant, where he now runs the kitchen, overseeing all of the in-house production and service.