Seamus Mullen, Chef/Owner

Seamus Mullen is an accomplished New York chef known for his approachable, modern Spanish cuisine that has garnered him critical acclaim and a strong following. He lived in Spain for several years and worked in some of the country’s top kitchens before returning to New York in 2005. In 2006 he opened Boqueria as the Executive Chef and Partner and received two stars in the New York Times. In 2009, Chef Mullen introduced his cooking style to a national audience and was a finalist on the award-winning Food Network series, “The Next Iron Chef.” In 2010, Mullen left Boqueria to begin work on Tertulia, his first solo venture. In 2011 Tertulia was awarded a glowing two star review in the New York Times and three stars by New York Magazine. Chef Mullen is a featured judge on the Food Network series
“Chopped” and has just completed his first cookbook, “Hero Food,”
to be published in early 2012 by Andrews McMeel.

  • Nils Mellquist
    Nils is Chef Mullen’s oldest partner – Nils and Seamus go way, way back. All the way back to the small farm they grew up on together in Vermont. As his older brother, Nils is a life-long friend and advisor and as his partner, Nils is responsible for the business management at Tertulia.
  • Gil Avital
    Gil has worked closely with Chef Mullen for many years and joined the opening team as his partner and Director of Service and Beverage. He has worked with Ian Schrager Hotels, Estiatoro Milos, and the acclaimed Peter Hoffman as General Manager and Wine Director at Savoy. 
  • Pamela Stubbs
    Pam and Chef Mullen have been working together for several years. As a partner at Tertulia, she brings together her skills as a financial comptroller with her love for food and wine.
  • Neil Ross
    Neil found his way to Tertulia in the summer of 2012. Under the direction and guidance of Chef Seamus Mullen, Neil learned how to cook on and manage every station behind the line, thus enabling his growth into Chef de Cuisine. 
  • Design: Jason Volenec
    Construction: Hecho Design & Construction
    Millwork: Matt Zalla
    Branding & Marketing: Lynn Juang
    Graphic Design: STG54
    Web Design: AR Design
    Photography: Evan Sung