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Greensboro Firefighter Opens His Own Cheesecake Shop

Daniel Gray celebrated the grand opening of Uncle Cheesecake in High Point on Tuesday. Last year, the firefighter competed on the Food Network show "Chopped."

HIGH POINT, N.C. — There's a new cheesecake shop open in High Point - owned by a Greensboro firefighter who competed on a national cooking competition show. 

On Tuesday, Daniel Gray celebrated the grand opening of Uncle Cheesecake off Tinsley Drive. 

We know him from last year, when he was on the Food Network show "Chopped." 

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He said it took a lot of hard work to get to this point. 

"To get here took a while, took a lot of baking. Took me about two years to just build the recipe itself. Working with the structure of different things. I've probably burned more cakes than a lot of people have baked in their lives," said Gray. 

Gray said he had to go through a lot of trial and error being a self-taught chef, and he is grateful for his community's support. 

"The community has always been behind me so that's one good thing that I've always been truly, truly blessed," said Gray. 

He says he will continue to work as a Greensboro firefighter as he runs his new cheesecake shop.