Mary Dumont has quite a resume. She’s a Food & Wine top chef, a 2006 Iron Chef finalist (she clearly loved the
pressure and the stress!), and an AAU women’s basketball star — which takes some doing when you stand 5’3” in your chef’s clogs. As someone who grew up in the hospitality business, chef Dumont of Harvest says she can’t separate what she does from who she is. Her parents ran bakeries and inns in Chelmsford, and four of the five Dumont siblings had found a home in the hospitality business. Dumont wanted to be the renegade, to do anything but be a chef, but her mother’s early death gave her the impetus to get her act together. Once she decided to cook professionally, Dumont realized the
family biz wasn’t so bad after all.
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By Louisa Kasdon | April 20, 2009