ABOUT ME




Hey Pilgrims!

So you probably clicked on that little tab right up there to learn more about me so here we go. I was born and raised in Florida, went to college at FSU got my BA in Psychology and Aging studies. From there, I went to New York to attend grad school at Columbia University, and eventually earned my MA in Counseling Psychology. I realized that seeing patients wasn’t really my thing (one might say that I’m a little too impatient) so after a miserable first year of grad school I started Grilled Cheese Social as an attempt to share ridiculous stories and tasty recipes. Breaking away from that sterile, overly dry writing style was so much fun that I decided I should probably do that with my life.

So, yeah, here I am keepin' busy and keepin' it real in Bushwick, Brooklyn. But this isn't all I do, beyond being the gal behind Grilled Cheese Social, I'm also a social media guru and consultant for some awesome eco-lovin' companies like S.W. Basics of BK, Simple Squares, and AHeirloom. I’m the in-house caterer at ACME Studios and I throw Pop-up Grilled Cheese Social events around Brooklyn. Then there's the whole freelance photographer, writer, and html rockstar thing, but then again, who isn't these days? And of course, my one true love - drawing horrifyingly cute cartoons under the pseudo-name Chonky Tooth.

You can find my past work on The Chalkboard, RueMagSaveur.com, CookingChannel.com, Babble, Reuters, Laughing Squid, NewsweekCanada’s National Post, The Tampa Tribune, Salty Lake City Tribune, ModCloth.com, Apartment Therapy, Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and Tillamook’s Love Life Blog and probably a few other sites that I’ve forgot to mention.

Photo: A different Mackenzie Smith (not me!)


Beyond being cheesy, and yes, that pun was intended, I love exploring my neighborhood and blowing my money on delicious food, indulging in weekly Sunday Fundays, and going to some rad shows of the musical and comedic variety. You can find me staring at food for hours at the market, tripping down the stairs all around town, downing drinks somewhere off the L train, and petting strangers’ dogs.
And if that wasn’t enough for ya, then you can always email me at GrilledCheeseSocial@gmail.com for any more questions!

If you’d like to inquire about freelance work or a popup or catering event, then yeah, holler at me... Anyways, thanks for taking your time to read all this ‘ish about me, you da bomb.

Xoxo,

GCS aka MacKenzie Smith Oh and here's a video. 

4 comments:

  1. That's a long list of duties. I'm almost surprised they didn't ask you to handle their storage and logistics as well.

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  2. Hey! I live in Tallahassee, and just StumbleUpon'ed your blog. Nice to hear from someone who was local for awhile. :)

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  3. www.housemouseoncheese.cmNovember 5, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Just watched your video and while I'm not sure I could handle that particular grilled cheese right now, I think The Hubby would enjoy it. Will certainly be checking back in! Stay Cheesy!
    Robin
    The House Mouse

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