Through his enduring tenure in the kitchen, Tom Berry has continued to impress restaurant luminaries with his drive and single-minded talent. Early in Tom’s career, Ming Tsai tapped the young chef to help open his flagship restaurant, Blue Ginger, in Wellesley. After five years of working as Ming’s right-hand man and helping position the restaurant as a worthy national player, Tom left Blue Ginger to be the Executive/Opening Chef at Bambara in the Hotel Marlowe and later Executive Chef at Temple Bar, both in Cambridge. Drawn to the coastal cuisine of Nantucket, Tom has built a high profile as a chef in several of the island’s lauded kitchens, including Straight Wharf and Great Harbor Yacht Club. Tom’s tenure at the latter introduced him to catering large, prestigious events, laying the groundwork for the ambitious group-format dining he’s conceived at Yvonne’s. In 2013, Tom partnered with Michael LaScola, another acclaimed Nantucket chef, to open The Proprietor’s Bar & Table as Chef/Co-Owner. Tom’s return to Boston ushers in a new era as the Chief Culinary Officer for COJE Management Group creating and overseeing the culinary programs at Coquette, RUKA, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, Yvonne’s, Mariel and Caveau where he pulls from years of creatively interpreting global flavors to design menus of globally inspired, social-style fare.