Peter Ungár

Chef Peter Ungár grew up in Fort Worth, TX, where he got his start early on, deciding in high school that he wanted to seek a career as a chef. After moving to Boston to pursue a degree at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, Ungár landed an internship at Restaurant Aujourd’hui in the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, a AAA Five-Diamond and Mobil Four-Star property, where he gained experience throughout the entire kitchen. A move to Paris for a year presented Peter with the opportunity to work at two Michelin-starred restaurants: Le Grand Véfour and Le Céladon. In 2014, Peter, determined to parlay his extensive experience back into a restaurant setting, founded Tasting Counter. As his first restaurant, Peter’s innovative, tasting menu-only concept is a multi-sensory dining experience that unfolds directly in front of the guest as they watch each course come together. Operating under the “0 carbon, 50 local, 100 natural” philosophy, Tasting Counter strives toward a zero-carbon footprint, source a minimum of 50% of its products from within Massachusetts, and offer only all-natural foods and wines. Peter lives in Somerville with his wife and business partner, Ginhee, and their children.