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dave mazzarelli

I was born in the boonies of Central Mass in a town called Grafton (there was a horse farm across the street and a dairy farm down the street). I moved to Boston in 2000 to finish my studies at Emerson College. While in school, I got a part time job in a café. Part time became full time, and full time grew into becoming a manager. All in all, I spent about eight years working in and managing cafes, which developed my passion for finding, training, and developing people.

I decided that I wanted to focus on that passion. I went to Suffolk University for grad school, then ended up at Fenway Park (!) working in and later running the HR department for all of the food and beverage locations inside the park. It was amazing – especially the 2013 World Series!

But. I missed the bakery and café world. I missed working at a place where everyone is truly happy to come to work and amaze every guest and colleague that walks through the door. I missed drinking enough coffee to stop most hearts. Words cannot express how happy I am that Flour and I found each other.

When I’m not at Flour, you could find me with friends, wandering the city, in the kitchen, experiencing live music, exploring new arrivals to the restaurant scene, with my nose in a book, or embracing the oxford comma.