Sophie Gees

Pastry Chef/Baker
Sophie Gees

Boston

About Sophie Gees

Sophie began her pastry career with a summer job at Rosie’s Bakery in Wellesley. A graduate of Smith College, Sophie was hired as a pastry prep cook by Pure Food and Wine in NYC. Within a year she was promoted to Pastry Sous Chef. From New York, she moved to Maui, then back to Boston to receive a Masters in Gastronomy from BU. After nearly three years at Clear Flour Bread in Brookline, Sophie joined the team at Oleana. An avid traveler, Sophie journeyed to Istanbul in 2011 where she discovered tiny shops serving up pastries that spoke to her soul. Now, at Oleana, she is delighted to experiment with those flavors she fell in love with years ago.

My Venues

  • Oleana
    134 Hampshire St
    Cambridge, MA

At My Venues

Spinach falafel
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Turkish, The Port
"Having falafel with beet yogurt and tahini sauce at Oleana is a rite of passage. This is one of the best dishes in the city, without question. Ana’s falafel is delicate and divine. The problem is that it is hard to eat just a couple. I could easily eat three orders of it and still want more!"
Sultan's Delight
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Turkish, The Port
"This dish is comprised of tamarind beef and a smokey eggplant purée with pine nuts—and has rich flavors that I could never imitate. Ana Sortun is in a class of her own!"
Warm buttered hummus with basturma and tomato
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Turkish, The Port
"There are plenty of great options for small plates to pair with some nicely curated wines at the or outside on Boston's best patio when the season is right. The warm buttered hummus should not be missed, and the fried mussels are great, too."