As the Pastry Chef of Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Joshua Livsey uses local ingredients to create seasonal desserts that complement the restaurant’s contemporary New England cuisine.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Livsey began his pastry career when he enrolled at Johnson & Wales University where he spent four years discovering his passion and honing his craft. Over the summer he worked his way up to Head Pastry Chef at Shelter Harbor Golf Club’s fine dining restaurant. Upon graduating Livsey took the position of kitchen manager at a Sweet Indulgence, a local bakery, learning the ins and outs of running a business.
In 2011, he launched his own custom-made cake business, while continuing to work at the local bakery. After spending three years splitting his time between his business and the bakery, Livsey moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work for Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, where he managed the wedding and specialty cakes program and banquet desserts. In September 2016, he returned to his New England roots and assumed the role of Executive Pastry Chef at Harvest.
When he is not in the kitchen, Livsey enjoys taking his dog for a run and spending the afternoon on the beach with his family