An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, Joanne left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. She is the chef and co-owner of Flour Bakery + Café, with eight locations in the Boston area, and Myers + Chang along with her husband and business partner Christopher Myers. She is the winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker in 2016. She is also the author of five cookbooks: Flour, Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery+Cafe; Flour, too: Indispensable Recipes for the Café’s Most Loved Sweets & Savories; Baking with Less Sugar; Myers+Chang at Home; and Pastry Love, a Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes.