Chef Abby Gray
156 Norwell Avenue, Norwell, MA 02061
mobile phone: (617) 997-5822
Abby is a Private Chef, Owns a Cooking School, Leads Culinary Adventures, works with women, men, kids, moms, dads, couples, partners, groups, charities, etc. Her passion is teaching, tasting, exploring, sharing. Join her in her studio for a lesson, a girls night out, a birthday party or for a private dinner. Join her on a Culinary Adventure. Join Abby for one of her Farm to Fork dinners. Whatever you do, come hungry. You'll leave happily full.
Abby loves private events and dinner parties, special events, milestone occasions. She has been an event planner for a long time too. If your event is large, she partners with her sister, Liz Leger, of The Leger Company. "Logistical Liz" is the go-to person for planning, Abby concentrates on the food. They really are a perfect combination for your event.
Abby Gray, 50, started her career on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant & Director of Seminars for a political magazine. After 6 years in DC, Abby moved to New York City and began a 13+ year career as an Advertising Professional and Corporate Event Planner.
Wanting more time with her family in Boston, Abby retired from corporate life, and opened a charming gift boutique and events company. “Olivia Browning” was born in November 2008. Set up like a European Market, the store carried everything - from Gourmet to Baby to Tabletop - and all categories in between. Olivia Browning also featured weekly gourmet and store events, and a separate Events Planning Business.
Abby’s driving passion, unifying her personal and professional life, is cooking. In 2014 she decided to close her store and go to culinary school - following her heart into the kitchen.
With a lifelong history of catering and entertaining professionally and privately, and her deep love to “feed the people”, Abby decided to create Cooking with Abby! To build her company from a formal grounding in culinary skills, Abby went back to college, and graduated from BU Culinary School after 500 hours of instruction. During that time, Abby learned from, and cooked with, Master Chef Jacques Pépin and many other amazing and talented chefs – taking something away every day for her clients, and learning so much from each encounter.
Abby has traveled extensively throughout the world seeking culinary adventures, and now plans to partner with her dear friend Chef Lorena Autuori to bring her clients to experience Lorena’s home region of Umbria and all of Italy. (Travel to France and Spain, Napa and Sonoma too!).
Come and Cook with Abby!
- Weekly Cooking Classes and Private Lessons. Located at her Cooking School, Norwell, MA or in Your House!
- Kitchen Essentials and Pantry Workshops.
- Menu Planning and Ingredient Sourcing
- Whole 30, Indian, Italian, French, Spanish, Heart Healthy. You.Name.It.
- Kids Classes & Teen Eating and Cooking Workshops
- Culinary Adventures – Near and Far! 2018 - Italy and France, Napa-Sonoma
- Nothing to Wine About Monthly Wine Club
Abby is a private chef who enjoys running her culinary school.