We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristin Groome Charcutier and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kristin Groome, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
Throughout 2020, I battled a lot of different life changing events. One resulting in the most difficult thing I had ever faced. As tough as this season of my life was, looking back on it, it led me to the most amazing and fruitful season of my life thus far. I used to hate when people told me “Everything Happens for a Reason.” I thought it was corny, and just something that people say to fill the void. However, when you personally go through that saying, it all completely unravels and makes perfect sense. Looking back on that, it is my motive to strive to be the best version of myself, and when things get hard, I know not to ever want to give up again, because it may lead to something incredibly amazing!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always loved cooking since I could remember. I remember standing on a chair when I was too small to see above the counter. Watching my Grandmother cook Gnocchi by hand and roll it with a butter knife or her thumb. Or baking cookies or Biscotti. I wanted to help and learn and I was so interested in what she was doing. My Grandmother showed her love for people through feeding them, and I now do the same. As I got older I also developed a love for drawing and painting, or all things art, if you will. I started making Charcuterie Boards for friends about 5 years ago but really started to perfect them and get better at it in 2020. I saw it as a way to 1. Feed the People I love but make it fun. 2. Mix my love for cooking and art together. and 3. Starting a Hobby to better my Mental Health by doing something I truly love. It came to me naturally and everything I have done with my business thus far has gone so well. I know there are troubles to come like any business, but right now I am really enjoying this ride and am so humbled by the support I have from everyone around me!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man this is a fun question. I love hosting people, especially those who have never really been to the DFW area. I am a HUGE local business supporter so showing them little gems is something I truly enjoy. I would take them to brunch to start out the day. Probably Loco Café in Denton, TX. I would take them over to Fort Worth to visit the Water Gardens, and possible the amazing Fort Worth Zoo or Stock Yards. I’d take a stroll through Deep Ellum and show them some of the most aesthetic bars DFW has to offer with all the chill vibes! I would then end the evening taking them to dinner at Barley & Board in Denton, TX followed by a drink with some live music at Harvest House!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The person who I want to credit to this series is my Dad, Dave. My Dad is my best friend, someone who I vent to, tell everything to, vacation with, you name it!

He has been there for me through it all, and I can’t think of anyone better that I’d like to dedicate this to. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for him and his ongoing support through it all. He is such a hard worker and a prime example of someone who i look up to in every way. He is the man behind the scenes to all of my success.

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