Tara MacMullen started her hospitality journey in all of the suburban chain restaurants. After moving to NYC to pursue acting, she discovered the joy of working for chef-owners. She realized hospitality and restaurants were her passion while working for Peter Hoffman at Back Forty and Savoy. She spent the next 7 years working for Momofuku as their Service Director – opening restaurants in NYC, Washington DC, and Las Vegas. For the next 7 years in NYC, she worked for hospitality and hotel groups Ace Hotels, 1 Hotel, and Cushman Concepts. Ending her NYC tenure as Director of Operations for Cushman Concepts at Park South Hotel.
Tara moved to Houston in 2021 to work with Underbelly Hospitality as General Manager of UB Preserv. Since UBP’s closure at the end of 2021, she took the role of Director of Openings and Transitions for Underbelly Hospitality. Tara is currently interim General Manager of Wild Oats and will be the opening General Manager of Pastore.