Like many chefs, Jamie Lauren, whom The San Francisco Chronicle named a â€śRising Star Chefâ€ť in 2005, fell into her profession by accident. She started as a restaurant cashier in college, â€śbut it didnâ€™t work out because I just didnâ€™t really deal with people so well,â€ť she says. Working in the back-of-the-house as a prep cook at that restaurant proved to be more her style. Soon she was promoted to line cook and then decided to leave the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, ...
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