A Chopped competitor, a Sous Chef at Google, and founder of her own farm-to-table catering company, Brooklyn Braised, there really isn’t much that Chestnut Hill College alumna Christa Lynch ’03 hasn’t accomplished in her career. Recently, Lynch was recognized as a COVID-19 Hero by Brooklyn Borough, for her initiative, Meals on Us, which helped deliver 4,000 meals to the Kensington Family Shelter. Lynch’s work with Meals on Us has not gone unrecognized in the media either, as recently, she was chosen by Serena Williams for Bumble’s first-ever “Women of Courage” list.
“What Christa is doing is just so empowering and selfless,” says Williams. “She recognized a problem in her own community and didn’t wait for anyone to take action.”
The goal of the award, that honored Lynch and four other women, was to celebrate the unsung heroes who “lift up their communities in the wake of a global pandemic.” Vogue magazine published the online feature recognizing Bumble’s five honorees.
“Resilience is something we can all relate over the past eight months – it’s really all about being resilient,” says Williams about the five Women of Courage. “You don’t have to look online or look at a newspaper or a TV to find heroes…It starts with one person and grows from there.”
You can read more about Lynch’s story in Vogue, and can read even more about Lynch’s work and her background, by reading the Chestnut Hill College feature, “From Bruno’s to Chopped: Christa Lynch ’03 Finds Purpose in Creating Culinary Experiences for All.”