Alex Nystedt, General Manager

Alex loves the food and hospitality industry for its universality – delicious food and gracious hospitality can be felt by all, regardless of background or upbringing.

Born in South Korea and adopted into an American family, Alex Nystedt spent his childhood in Worcester, MA. When he was little, his mom said he ate too quickly for her to keep up, so he began cooking simple things on his own. In high school, Alex  considered going to culinary school and began to stage at Tomasso Trattoria in Southborough, MA, where every item was made in-house. Alex slowly worked his way up from doing prep work for free during the summer, to becoming a rounds cook. Although Alex later decided against culinary school, he kept cooking professionally because he knew he loved restaurants. After graduating from the UMass School of Hospitality, Alex made the switch to front of house operations and has been there ever since.

In his own words, Alex loves working at Sportello because, “I have never been around so many passionate individuals that really care about what they are doing…From prep cooks, to chefs, to bussers, to general managers, everyone is willing to go that extra mile for our guests.”