Chef . Lifestyle Mentor . Writer . CreAtive
As a chef, surfer and marathon runner, my aspirations for wanting to live as healthy of a life as possible have inspired me to want to dive deeper into studying health, wellness and plant-based nutrition. Through my studies and experience, I’ve learned that living a healthy lifestyle is about more than just being active and eating right. A healthy lifestyle is also about maintaining a positive mindset and sense of community. And the combination of all of these things plays such an important role in our overall well-being and has a ripple effect on everything we do.
I have talked to so many people who struggle to find the time or inspiration to cook a healthy meal at home or get in daily physical activity. And I have realized so many people have a real need for creative, healthy cooking ideas, positive support and accountability with taking care of themselves and making their daily health and well-being a priority.
After years of working in the creative world with food, I finally decided to follow my passion with food and health to help nourish, mentor busy women in creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle with a lasting positive impact.
Cynthia Groseclose lives (best) in the salt air—whether she’s at her home in South Carolina, working in Manhattan, or on frequent stays on the sunny California coast. Her food styling has been featured in national advertising campaigns, James Beard Award-nominated cookbooks, and regional and national editorial publications. Previous clients include Le Creuset, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Caribou Coffee, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, and Maker’s Mark. In addition to her styling work, Cynthia’s recipes have been featured in both editorial and digital publications, as well as in the 2017 released Le Creuset Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes From Our French Table.
Growing up, Cynthia spent many a Chattanooga afternoon in her family’s kitchens. Her grandmother’s creamed corn and fried chicken were just the beginning. After college, Cynthia earned a Diplôme de Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and worked in kitchens, including Manhattan’s Restaurant Daniel. Before her work as a food stylist and recipe developer, Cynthia founded Canapé, a Charleston-based boutique catering company that focused on small plates.
Cynthia is certified in plant-based nutrition through The Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. Cynthia loves surfing with her family, and she’s a brand ambassador for the California-based women's surf and lifestyle brand, Carve Designs.
by Sandy Lang, 2017
CAP BEAUTY | The Cult : Cynthia Groseclose
CHARLESTON MAGAZINE | Fresh & Clean
SHAPE MAGAZINE | How To Plate Your Meals Like A Food Stylist
CARVE DESIGNS | Brand Ambassador // www.carvedesigns.com
SKIRT MAGAZINE | Love Food Gazing
POST AND COURIER | Styling Food Without Shoe Polish and Glue
CHARLESTON MAGAZINE | The Art of the Plate
GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL | A Taste of 21st Century Sisterhood
L'OFFICIEL | Food Is Also A Style Job