Jamie Havlin is the Head Baker for popular Boston restaurants Island Creek Oyster Bar, Eastern Standard, and The Hawthorne Lounge. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she studied Baking and Pastry at the Culinary Institute of America’s Napa Valley campus. Prior to her career as a chef, Jamie attended Williams College, where she studied Spanish, and then lived in Madrid as a bilingual teacher. She has done quite a bit of work as a pastry cook for restaurants and banquets, but her true passion is bread baking! She hopes to eventually step back from the hectic restaurant pace to become a chef instructor.