John Moore, Owner
John has always had a passion for cooking up a storm, pouring good wine and entertaining his friends. This passion enabled him to aggressively make a switch from his sales career and open up The Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar in his own neighborhood. A line cook stint at former Meze in Charlestown and a sous chef position at Bear Creek Mountain Club in Plymouth, VT gave him the necessary experience to work in a commercial kitchen. He also attended the 14 week wine program at Boston University.
John works closely with his Chefs on developing the menu and on most nights you will see John recommending wine and playing host to his guests.
John grew up locally in Nahant, MA and North Conway NH and lived in Charlestown for 10 years. On his rare days off, he enjoys a competitive round of golf at his home course Ferncroft CC or a quick trip out west to challenge himself on the ski slopes.
He is also much involved in the Charlestown Community. John serves as an Overseer at the USS Constitution Museum and leads fundraising events through the "Young Friends of Old Ironsides" Committee. He also serves on the board of directors for "Friends of the Navy Yard", is on the board of advisors for the Community Center for Entrepreneurship at Bunker Hill Community College and is the guest chef and on the planning committee for Charlestown Boys and Girls Club Annual "Patriots Game Day" Fundraiser.
John firmly believes in Union Hospitality Group Founder Danny Meyer's philosophy - "Invest in your community. A business that understands how powerful it is to create wealth for the community stands a much higher chance of creating wealth for its own investors."