• Charles Hunter General Manager

    Charles Hunter began his journey in the restaurant industry at the young age of seventeen. It was during his early years, starting as a cater waiter at Terrace on the Park in Flushing–Meadows Queens that the seed was first planted and his love for cooking and bringing memorable experiences to patrons, began to blossom. From there he went on to fulfill the position of maître d with Dante’s Catering. After attending Hunter College, Charles found himself working on Wall Street but after a few short years, responded to his desire and made his way back to the restaurant industry. Barbara Smith sought Charles out for the opening of B. Smith’s Sag Harbor. After running Sag Harbor for a few years, Charles went on to open the Restaurant Row location of B. Smith’s. Over the years, Charles has gone on to lead several establishments in the capacity of General Manager / Managing Partner. Although Charles believes in giving his Chef the room to flourish, he remains passionate about cooking and continues to do so on a regular basis, in his free time. Completely immersed in the work of creating a great experience, Charles values the opportunity to be able to step back and witness the positive affect his work and contributions has on the guests at his table.

    Email: charles(at)citywinery.com

  • Chef Jason Gorman Executive Chef

    Chef Jason Gorman is a passionate clean food advocate. A James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef Midwest region. Born in Chicago and raised in the kitchens in the south. His unique culinary style draws inspiration from his Italian heritage, personal experiences and classical training from some of America’s best chefs. His cuisine has garnered praise from local and national publications such as FOOD ARTS, Santé Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, The Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, M Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine. Chef Gorman has helmed some of the region’s top kitchens; The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Iron Horse Hotel and Dream Dance Restaurant. Under his direction as the chef of Dream Dance, the restaurant was recognized by the AAA Four Diamond Award from 2005 to 2011. And in 2006 Gorman received Santé magazine’s Most Innovative Cuisine Award for the region. In addition to multiple four star ratings local writers had this to say about Gorman’s cuisine; “Chef Jason is cooking the freshest and most creative cuisine in the city,” “Chef Jason Gorman may be the state's best culinary artist, creating cuisine in a most unlikely location that puts Wisconsin on the national culinary map.” In 2009, The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board recognized Gorman’s commitment to local cuisine by appointing him as a Wisconsin Cheese Ambassador. Follow Jason on twitter @chefjasongorman .

    Email: jasong(at)citywinery.com

  • Melissa IngbergEvent Sales Manager

    Melissa joins us from NYC and has over 15 years experience in the Event Industry. With a degree in Music Industry she began her career with the world famous radio station Z100. Wanting to combine her love of food, music and events she sought out a change in employment and started her career in the non profit sector planing galas and had a hand in planing the NYC Making Strides Against Breast Caner Walk. Since then she has had a diverse resume working in such restaurants as Dave and Busters, and Planet Hollywood and Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. While looking to broaden her experiences she was lucky enough to stumble across a job opening with City Winery and is very excited to bring her passion of all things food, music and events to the Boston Area!

    Email: melissa(at)citywinery.com

  • Becky O'NeillEvent Sales Manager

    Coming Soon

    Email: boneill@citywinery.com(at)citywinery.com

  • Michael Bishop Program Director

    Michael grew up in New England with a passion for the art of music and food. He pursued his love of culinary and became a Sous Chef early in his career. Eventually he realized he wanted to wear jeans and a black hoodie to work everyday so he quickly changed gears and pursued a career in music. Michael graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Music Industry. He’s worked at venues throughout Boston and Philadelphia booking local talent and upcoming artists. Michael is excited to be working at City Winery, being able to book talent in both the Main Concert Venue and Haymarket Lounge. Fun fact: his favorite holiday is April Fool’s Day and had the opportunity to tour internationally while he was managing a band.

    Email: mbishop(at)citywinery.com

  • Mia Marchese Box Office Manager

    Mia is a Boston resident who specializes in concert operations and music education. An alum of the Franklin School for Performing Arts and graduate of Berklee College of Music, Mia’s life mission is to share and inspire the world of music with others. While completing her B.A. at Berklee, Mia delved into Boston’s Music Scene and began booking and promoting talent across Boston venues. While in college she also managed various bands and even founded her own Music Journal. She completed her college internship studying Venue Management at the established Middle East Nightclub. Upon completion of her B.A., Mia was selected to be Director of Bach to Rock Music School and launched the new Boston music school. In addition to Directing, Mia taught various programs at B2R and later transitioned to teaching at Needham School of Music. After joining the ranks of venue servers at City Winery Boston in 2018, Mia fell in love with the company and migrated into the Concert Ops team. She then assumed position as Box Office Manager in 2019.

    Email: marchese(at)citywinery.com

  • Thomas Fallon Service Director

    Tom began his hospitality career with Omni Hotels after graduating with a degree in Business Administration. After growing through the ranks at the Omni New Haven property, Tom moved to Boston in search of new challenges for his career. Drawn to the unique concept of City Winery, his love for music, and desire to learn more about the world of wine he joined the team as Venue Director in September of 2018. Tom works to refine his delivery of aggressive hospitality on a daily basis and always strives to make a difference in those he leads and the organization he dedicates his service to. In his spare time Tom enjoys watching and playing sports, experiencing all types of food and beverage, and spending time with family and friends.

    Email: thomas(at)citywinery.com

  • Nicholas Walwer Technical Director and Production Manager

    Coming Soon.

    Email: nwalwer(at)citywinery.com

  • Beth Wittenstein Marketing Manager

    Beth Wittenstein’s career in Boston has revolved around food and wine, which is fitting as her greatest joy is traveling to experience the world’s cultures and cuisines. Beth accepted every odd job related to food while completing a Master in Gastronomy at Boston University, from interning at America’s Test Kitchen to working as a cheesemonger, chocolate buyer, and eventual online media manager at Formaggio Kitchen. She most recently led the marketing department at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, helping students discover and follow their culinary dreams. Beth joins the City Winery team with a deep love of travel, food, wine, and music. In her spare time, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen, plotting her next adventure, or volunteering with Youth Enrichment Services (YES), teaching Boston youth how to ski.

    Email: beth(at)citywinery.com

  • Anita Pesa Business Manager

    Anita graduated from Suffolk University, Boston, in 2017 with degrees in Communications and Marketing. She grew up in New Hampshire, where her love for the outdoors began. During school, she would travel home to the mountains every chance she had to hike. Anita also worked in the hospitality industry through college. With restaurant exposure and the culture Boston provides- her love for food grew. She avidly explores new and old restaurants in Boston in her free time. Anita started at City Winery Boston in 2019, and is now the locations Business Manager.

    Email: anita(at)citywinery.com

  • Richard JacobWinemaker

    Born and raised in Medford, MA, Richard is a true and extremely proud Bostonian. After spending 4 years studying Sustainable Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire, Richard’s calling to the world of winemaking was made. He decided to spend a year in Burgundy, France, where he worked for the Domaine Roulot in Meursault and Maison Champy in Beaune. While in Europe, Richard completed WSET Levels 1 & 2 in London. After coming back from Europe at the end of 2017, Richard began working as the Assistant Winemaker at City Winery Boston. Since then, Richard has worked with over a dozen varietals from all over the United States as well as Argentina. He could not be more proud to be a winemaker in his home city. In his spare time, Richard enjoys listening to 80’s hard rock, playing baseball, and cooking/pairing wines with his fiancée. Go Sox!.

    Email: Richard(at)citywinery.com

  • Max Puglisi Venue Floor Manager

    Johnson @ the Crossroads of Entertainment and Hospitality. A graduate of Syracuse University's Music & Entertainment Industries Program, Max has developed his expertise in venue management by combining concert production skills with his lifelong experience and passion for restaurant operations. He spent three years after college working with the growing arts, culinary, and entrepreneurial communities of Syracuse, NY to create and build multiple concert series that centered around the convergence of live music, artisan food, and craft beverage. In 2017, he found sanctuary for his skills at City Winery in New York City and spent the year sharpening his management ability of event operations in music and dining. He is a recent transplant to Boston and looks forward getting our new CW house rocking!

    Email: max(at)citywinery.com

  • Andrea Bergner Beverage Director

    Hailing from Massachusetts, Andrea has an extensive background in hospitality in addition to having a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Voice. What started out as a survival job to support her acting and music career became a passion for the restaurant and wine industry. She eventually took her work from land to sea, joining Entertainment Cruises New York and then in Boston. In addition to shaping new products and services, she made her mark by continuously improving quality, cost, and guest experiences. She was named National Restaurant Manager of the Year by EC in 2011. In October of 2018, Andrea completed the CMS Level 2 Certified Exam and is now a Certified Sommelier. Andrea is excited to be part of the City Winery team, where she finally gets to blend her love of music and wine on a daily basis. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, singing, playing the piano, and just enjoying the quiet moments.

    Email: abergner(at)citywinery.com

  • Sophia Berardinelli Graphic Designer

    Sophia graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Emmanuel College. A Boston native, Sophia loves going to her usual spots in the city as well as finding new places to explore. She has been working in the food industry since sixteen, designing wedding cakes and serving in Boston restaurants while completing her degree. She has a strong passion for design and illustration and loves creating art in her free time.

    Email: sophia(at)citywinery.com

  • Ashlee Daggett Operations Manager

    Ashlee Daggett is a Boston native with passions in music, art, food, and wine. Coming to City Winery Boston with her ten year background in hospitality and food service she’s ready to the urban wine scene by storm. Everything from bartending to planning large events Ashlee has seen the full scope of the restaurant world. Bring her hats and positive attitude to a team of artists who are determined to bring music, wine, and food to the same table.

    Email: adaggett(at)citywinery.com

  • Mark McLaughlin Operations Manager

    Mark has had a lifelong romance with food and wine. It's been a play that opened in New York and is continuing here. He is an Emerson graduate and longtime resident of the Boston area, who has been successful in the running of restaurants from the back to the front. This includes a career in the exciting, unique, and challenging world of wine. Mark is now starting his Third(ish) Act here at City Winery with a renewed excitement for all things hospitality. He has enjoyed a lifetime of live music dating back to the early days of the great Boston rock scene and the creation of moshing, stage diving and crowd surfing. He has watched legends like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Bad Brains at venues including The Rat, The Channel, and Spit.

    Email: markm(at)citywinery.com

  • Mike D'Angelo Concert Manager

    Mike D'Angelo comes to City Winery with a background as a producer, performer, and illustrator. With a background in fine art, theater, and punk rock. He is well known in the Boston art's scene as the producer and creator of a long standing production that he hosts, produces, art directs, writes, and also designs for. He's been known to not only star in his own show, but to wrangle a full cast of actors, a swinging band, and a team of dancers- at venues all over the Boston area. He is thrilled to bring his experience as a performer and producer to the City Winery venue. Mike is a high energy guy who is excited to showcase his brand of hospitality to artists from all over the world. Mike's passion lies in helping to facilitate show stopping productions and he loves working with both artists and crew to make a show the best it can be. When he's not making things run behind the scenes at City Winery, or hosting his 70's style game show in his full polyester glory, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and their dogs. He hopes that visiting and local artists join him at City Winery, where he's proud to offer the utmost hospitality for performers.

    Email: mdangelo(at)citywinery.com