Jen Fields is the Wine Director for both Alden & Harlow and Waypoint in Cambridge, MA. A Philadelphia native, Jen has spent nearly her whole professional life in the hospitality industry. After enrolling in Bates College, Fields moved to the Harvard extension school to complete her studies. While finishing school, she began a seven-year run at the Cambridge institution, Charlie’s Kitchen, where she bartended and managed. Here, she learned one of the most important things about hospitality: kindness and a smile go a long way. She found that a happy disposition surprised guests who may have expected a dive bar experience.
She eventually moved on to the acclaimed Toro restaurant in Boston’s South End, where bartending and managing eventually led her to become General Manager. After more than five years as GM of Toro, Jen joined Chef Michael Scelfo as the opening General Manager of Alden & Harlow. She curated Alden & Harlow’s extensive wine list, which includes a range of accessible crowd-pleasing favorites and harder-to-find gems. After four years at Alden & Harlow, Jen joined Michel Scelfo’s sophomore restaurant, Waypoint. The seafood-focused menu has allowed Jen to expand her wine selections twofold, developing a diverse menu with pairings for every taste. Fields weaves her urban, hip sensibility and comforting graciousness into the restaurants’ philosophy on honest, warm service.