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Kathy Sidell grew up in a food-obsessed family. Her mother joked that "if there was a fresh date miles away, she would drive to find it." Kathy's father was a banker who financed many of Boston's chef greats -- who now dominate the food scene in Boston. Her dinner table was audition ground for talent such as Jasper White, Lydia Shire and Barbara Lynch. Before transitioning into the restaurant industry, Kathy attended Columbia film school in the late 1970's and became a founding partner of the production company Chelsea Pictures. She finds that there were many parallels between launching a restaurant and producing a film. Today, Kathy is the owner of The Met Restaurant Group, containing four ventures including MET Back Bay.