Harvest sous chef Tyler Kinnett will step up to the role of executive chef this summer, a press release announced today, as longtime chef Mary Dumont prepares to leave to open her own restaurant.
A New England Culinary Institute graduate, Kinnett began his Boston career under Gordon Hamersley in 2009. He moved on to a sous chef position at Sel de la Terre and also cooked for the Fenway Park crowd at EMC Club. While employed at Harvest, he spent time in other cities, including Chicago at Paul Kahan’s Publican, and at Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Per Se in New York.
Kinnett joined Harvest in 2012. He played a major role in shaping the restaurant's new, six-course tasting menu, which debuted when Harvest reopened earlier this year after a month of renovations. His cuisine is produce-driven, and Kinnett will introduce new dishes in the coming weeks, the release indicates. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer, Harvest will also soon unveil a new patio.
"We take great pride in the talent we nurture and grow in our very own restaurants," Chris Himmel, executive vice president of Himmel Hospitality Group (Harvest, Grill 23 & Bar, Post 390), said in the release. "We are thrilled to see [Tyler] continue to lead the Harvest restaurant team as we write the next chapter for this storied restaurant."