Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang is a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, restaurateur, and five-time cookbook author with close to 30 years in the culinary industry. Since 2000, she's been the owner of Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe — now with 10 locations — and in 2007 opened the acclaimed restaurant Myers+Chang with her husband Christoper Myers.


Joanne began as a management consultant before deciding to pursue a career in food. This change of direction didn't take her to culinary school, however; instead, she began a rigorous series of internships including Boston's Biba restaurant and Bentonwood Bakery before being hired as Rialto restaurant's pastry chef in 1995. Several years later, she moved to New York to work at the renowned Payard Patisserie & Bistro before returning to Boston to open Flour Bakery + Cafe in 2000. In addition to opening nine more locations of the bakery, she and her restaurateur husband Christopher Myers opened Myers+Chang in 2007, a critically acclaimed restaurant serving Taiwanese cuisine with Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai influences. Joanne has published five cookbooks and regularly teaches pastry techniques at her bakeries, in area cooking schools, and on Instagram via her weekly series #flourlove.


Joanne has a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University.

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