MEet the chef
Chef Ray Flournoy, is A Saint Petersburg native, raised in the heart of the city, on Union Street. He graduated from Boca Ciega high school in 2001, and later graduated with a degree in Hospitality Tourism and Management from St. Petersburg College.
Currently, he runs both his business, The Fit Kitchen and the dining room at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, a retirement community.
"St. pete is my home, its where i find my motivation. I am blessed to serve and feed my community" -Chef Ray
Chef Ray’s experience in the healthcare food industry paired with recipes learned from his mother, nana, and other chefs motivated him to start "The Fit Kitchen", a meal prep service that was founded and operated out of the Uhuru House, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Ray’s biggest motivation is cooking for others, watching their reactions and surprising them with explosive flavors.
"I love seeing smiles after people sample and love my meals." - Chef Ray
Ray believes what you eat determines how you look and feel. He aims to help others look and feel their best with his food, but it’s not always about leans proteins and veggies for this chef.
Although he is the face of The Fit Kitchen, Ray snags a cheat meal from time to time and admits his favorites include wings, pizza, burgers and tots.
When Chef Ray isn’t in the kitchen, his focus is fitness and family. He looks forward to a good workout, going to the movies and shopping. family is priority, you may catch Ray out with family during his free time.
Plans for a storefront are in the works for The Fit Kitchen, but for right now the business focuses on deliveries.