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Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser

Shawn was born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Shawn Dresser realized his passion for culinary at the young age of eight. He found a love for cooking shows and admired through his screen the talents of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. Picking up new skills along the way, Shawn committed to cooking full Sunday dinners for his family, unknowingly beginning his successful career in hospitality.

Despite his young age, Shawn always showed an eagerness to learn and grow as a chef- even asking for a wok on his 10th birthday! This drive and passion to succeed only grew as he attended the French Pastry School in Chicago, Illinois as well as the Notter School in Orlando, Florida and Newbury College in Brookline, MA.

Prior to joining the Boston Harbor Hotel team in 2008, Shawn was a Pastry Chef at the Hotel@MIT and the Seaport Hotel in Boston. 

Formally trained in savory, Shawn Dresser has become the creator behind all of the perfect pastries and decadent baked goods at the Boston Harbor Hotel.  Shawn is passionate about his role as Executive Pastry Chef, and his immense talent and artistry are displayed in his creations that are equally as eye-catching as they are delicious. 

Aside from being in the kitchen, Shawn finds the most joy spending time with his wife, Nicola, and his daughter, Audrina.

We greatly appreciate the support of Shawn and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille in this year’s Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  He will have an amazing dessert waiting for you which will help us raise money for breast cancer research. 


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