jenifer murray, the urban chef

After working as a social worker for many years, Jen Murray realized that her true passion was food and wine. She is a graduate of the Professional Chef's Program at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (2002), has completed her Diploma Certification through the London based Wine Spirit & Education Trust (WSET) and is a graduate of the Elizabeth Bishop wine program at Boston University. She has also attained the title of Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.

Jen began as a personal chef and caterer when she created The Urban Chef, Inc. in 2003. Besides cooking for various clients in their homes she began to prepare food for commercial shoots for organizations such as Talbot's, Comcast, Boston Market and Hood, and has had the opportunity to work with celebrities such as Tom Brady and Hilary Duff. She has traveled extensively and has taken a number of classes throughout Italy in order to supplement her knowledge and appreciation of the world's various wines and cuisines.

Jen continues to cater events and teach in home culinary and wine classes. She has also worked at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts since 2003, teaching such classes as Wines of Italy, Wine Basics, Everyday Dinners and Cooking Couples Wine and Dine. | 617.877.4479