When Life Hands you Lemons, Well You Know…

I’m following my heart—in life & work.

But Where Have I Been?

Life often takes us on unexpected journeys and for the Gray family that couldn’t be truer. In August of 2018 our youngest son Finn was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a type of soft tissue and bone caner. Life halted, I paused on my business and our main focus was to get our son well. While we are still in the throws of cancer treatment we are happy to report that he is responding well. I am taking on small catering projects on a more limited basis until things settle.

During our journey we realized early on what an amazing support system of family, friends and community support we had and could not get through this without them. It is through prayers, time and generous support that have allowed us to focus on Finn’s fight and we are forever grateful and couldn’t thank everyone enough. It is for that reason that our hearts are called to give back and help other families facing medical crisis in our community. Stay tuned for more information to come about Finn’s Fighters and until then eat well and live well.

Photo Credit Kelly Szarek Photography

My story: I am a Minnesota native who has lived in 5 states before landing in Boston to open restaurants.

It is there that I met the surf to my turf, married and had 2 sons.

Deciding it was best to raise the kids around family, we traded in the blustery winters for some fun in the sun. After 20 plus years in the restaurant industry, I found myself at a crossroad; a newly acquired bachelor degree yet a desire to stay home with my children. I stumbled across a fitness program for mom’s with children in strollers, FIT4MOM Tampa Bay, and fell in love. A newfound love of all things healthy emerged and I combined my two passions of fitness and food and created Christen Gray Culinary, where eating well is living wel

My ultimate goal is to share these two great loves with you — whether by inspiring you through my blog, offering private cooking lessons to you and your friends or family, or by simply doing what I do —Cooking!— for you. You can read my full list of the services here, but here’s the short list. 😉

  • Meal Preparation & Planning
  • Catering for Intimate Parties
  • Special Occasion Meal Delivery
  • Freshly Prepared Meal Delivery
  • Cooking Classes & Private Lessons
  • Food Styling

Feel free to connect today! I’d love to get started customizing my services to meet your needs.

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