Hall started back in 2016 as weekly dinner in a small apartment in Back Bay. The idea was that when work ended, more shouldn't start. Instead, life outside work should be to socialize, relax, eat well, and share your interests with other people.The dinners, conversation, and community outgrew the apartment and in 2018 we launched Hall Back Bay to be a community and dining hall built for life outside of work -- a place to come together to discover and share what you care about. Pull up a chair, we saved you a seat.
Where it all beganFounded in Boston, Hall started as a weekly home-cooked meal shared among old and new friends in our founder’s apartment. Spurred by the frustration of having to choose between healthy or convenient, and the desire to see old friends & meet new people, Albert began by leaving work early to come home and cook meals for anyone who would talk to him about this problem. Word spread. Soon Albert was serving over 70 meals on Mondays and far exceeding the fire code capacity for his small apartment. Thus, Hall was born.While a few of faces around the table have changed, bringing people together to meet, discover, and share with others from their local community is still what we’re all about.Members come to discover and explore their potential, exposing each other to what they learn along the way. We have weekly office hours and fireside chats, where members, experts, and interesting people come to inspire us, co-discover, or teach something new.Our best ideas still happen through conversations with each other, usually over dinner. We’ll save you a seat. Our TeamWe're a team who is committed to improving life for those around us through healthy food, inspiring conversations, and discovery. Join the team! Albert NicholsFounder, CEO-> LinkedInJulia GoldmanHead of Member Engagement-> LinkedInErika DickinsonDirector of Locations and OperationsPhil RimmlerDirector of Growth-> LinkedInLauren Elise MarstonDirector of Hospitality-> LinkedInSusannah AlfredCommunity Manager-> LinkedInSarah GibbonsAdvisor-> LinkedInBeasleyMascot<- 1/8 ->Albert Nichols - Founder, CEO Albert NicholsFounder, CEO-> LinkedInJulia GoldmanHead of Member Engagement-> LinkedInErika DickinsonDirector of Locations and OperationsPhil RimmlerDirector of Growth-> LinkedInLauren Elise MarstonDirector of Hospitality-> LinkedInSusannah AlfredCommunity Manager-> LinkedInSarah GibbonsAdvisor-> LinkedInBeasleyMascot
Our Manifesto☑ Begin anywhere.☑ Meet new people. Talk to them.☑ Eat food that is good and good for you.☑ Give yourself the room to explore new possibilities.☐ Have an opinion and share it. Be open to changing it.☐ Stay open. To everything, everyone, everywhere, and every way.☐ Respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others.☐ Be curious. Ask questions.☐ Listen.☐ Show up for the things you believe in.☐ Engage with your local community. Then go global.☐ Never stop learning.☐ You’re different. Act like it.☐ Take a seat at the table.
Our BeliefsWe’re open. To everything, everyone, everywhere, and every way.We're different, and we act like it. There's a lot to learn from each other so let's talk.The time is now. If it's not us, then who? It it's not now, then when?
Why we do what we do.We're dedicated to inspiring people to progress every day in a community based on discovery and growth.
We’re on a mission.We’re here to create places to live healthy, feel at home, and make progress on what you care about so you can build your future.
Take a look at what we've done so far
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