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. Experience 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. Education Joanne has a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.