Chef Paul Wahlberg was born in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, one of nine siblings, which include his famous younger brothers, Actor, Mark Wahlberg and Musiciactor, Donnie Wahlberg. While Mark and Donnie spent childhood daydreaming of their inevitable rise to fame, Paul spent his time in the family kitchen with his mother Alma. At the age of 12, Paul fell in love with food over a simple Eggplant Parmesan sandwich at a friend's house. According to Paul, his cooking was influenced by the Sunday suppers he shared at home with family and friends. A self taught chef, he began working as a caterer at the age of 16. After graduating high school, he spent time in several kitchens around Boston including The Charles Hotel, The Four Seasons and Bridgeman's in Hull, MA where he served as Executive Chef for nine years. Following Bridgeman's, Paul embarked on his first solo venture with Alma Nove; an Italian and Mediterranean restaurant on the spectacular waterfront of Hingham, MA med after his mother, Alma, and nine (nove in Italian) Wahlberg siblings. While Paul enjoys spending time in the Alma Nove kitchen creating elegant fine dining dishes, he's always had the dream of opening his own burger joint. Inspired by humble childhood beginnings, Paul opened Wahlburgers, along with his brothers, in October 2011 offering fresh made-to-order burgers, fries and frappes. The menu reflects a mix of all American classics; such as The Melt, as well sigture Wahlberg brother favorites like the Thanksgiving burger. Today, not only will you find Paul bouncing around between the Alma Nove and Wahlburgers kitchens, you'll see his vibrant presence in the front of the house as he takes time to greet and chat with guests who he treats as if they were family.
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