Local Chef, Harvest's Joshua Livsey Competing on Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship

Josh Livsey is the talented executive pastry chef at Harvest in Cambridge. Josh is New England's only competitor on this season of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, which airs nationwide on Monday evenings at 9PM beginning November 6th through December 8th

We had a chance to talk with josh recently about his work as a pastry chef and about his upcoming appearance on the food network. We’re all super excited for this Johnson and wales Graduate. So is harvest, they’ll be hosting a viewing party on November 6th to see how josh does and they’ll be serving a complimentary dessert while you cheer him on. We were lucky to try one of his specialties when he visited. All we can say is…yum! good luck josh, we’ll be watching! Scroll below for all the information.


Joshua Livsey - Bio

Executive Pastry Chef, Harvest

Joshua Livsey is the Executive Pastry Chef of Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using 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.




Help Cheer on Harvest’s Joshua Livsey with Weekly Viewing Parties and Complimentary Desserts at Harvest Every Monday Through December 8

WHOExecutive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey and the entire team at Harvest welcome guests to a special viewing party of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship on Monday evenings November 6 – December 8.

WHAT: Join Harvest each Monday starting November 6 until December 8 to support Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livesey in Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. Josh will be among the eight bakers selected from around the country to compete in this year’s Holiday Baking Championship. To survive the challenges from week to week, they must prove their abilities in front of the team of renowned judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.

In celebration of Josh’s participation on the show, Harvest will treat guests to an exclusive viewing party with Josh featuring a complimentary dessert inspired by the theme of each episode. The Harvest beverage team will be mixing up cocktails as guests cheer on Josh and his fellow competitors on the road to crowning the next Holiday Baking Champion.

WHEN: Every Monday, November 6 - December 18 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM


WHERE: Harvest 44 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138 617.868.2255




Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Harvest celebrates the modern New England table. Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett presents contemporary New England cuisine focused on the region’s freshest ingredients. Tucked along a cobblestone pathway in the heart of the square, Harvest provides a welcome respite from the fast-paced world outside. Inside is a combination of soothing earth tones, supple banquettes, dark woods and pastoral art that lend an air of understated elegance. The newly re-designed open kitchen, spacious bar, and fireside dining complete the comfortable interior. Graceful linden trees offer shade to the Garden Terrace, our private garden café that boasts fireside dining, blooming flower boxes, and heaters for the chilly nights of spring and fall. www.harvestcambridge.com.