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Chef Contos Closes Shelburne Shop, Focuses on Wellness

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The old Chef Contos storefront in Shelburne - SABINE POUX
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Courtney Contos closed her culinary classroom and store, Chef Contos, on June 10 after more than six years on Falls Road in Shelburne.

"I have outgrown the space and I want to reach more people, because now my interest is functional medicine and wellness," she told Seven Days. "I went on my own health journey last year, and it was really successful, and now I want to reach more people."

Contos plans to open an online functional medicine and wellness coaching business. Using the video chat program Zoom, she will work with clients "who are ready to transform their health and take it to the next level, especially if they're dealing with autoimmune conditions," said the chef, who expects to announce more details about her plans in two months.

On her blog, Contos has been open about her battle with rheumatoid arthritis. On June 6, announcing the store's closure, she posted on Instagram: "Right now I'm going to take a pause after I close this cute cooking school and kitchen store that I've had for 6 1/2 years. My foot and I could use a bit of quality healing time."

The original print version of this article was headlined "Contos Closes"