Hi, I'm Chelsea!
Welcome to The Local Graze! I'm beyond delighted you're here! My hubs, Eric, and I have lived in Woodstock for 14 years and have 5 fabulous children. Eric is a very talented woodworker and I'm a Registered Nurse, charcuterist, and baker. As a lover of people, great food, and all things hosting, I felt led to launch TLG!
My diagnosis of Celiac Disease was a blessing that set me free from a lifetime of uncomfortable symptoms. After learning how to completely cut gluten from my diet and avoid cross-contamination, my body is healed - no more painful rashes, chronic anemia, headaches, brain fog, and gut issues.
While such a drastic change in my diet certainly came with its challenges, it only intensified my passion for food and serving others. It helped open my eyes to the need for gluten-free options that are both safely prepared for Celiac AND won't leave anyone feeling like they're eating a subpar substitute. I have worked hard to create a brand that offers the most delicious creations that even those without dietary restrictions will want to dig into! From my artfully created charcuterie boards to my many decadent sweets, gone are the days of lackluster gluten-free food!
Serving others is one of the most beautiful and selfless acts we are blessed to participate in. I desire to be a good steward of the gifts and relationships the Lord has given me, which is why I took the leap of faith and made my mission of loving people through food official! Welcome to The Local Graze, and welcome to my table! I can't wait to meet you!
What is Celiac Disease?
What is gluten?
You'd never know TLG is gluten-free!