“Cooking is my LOVE LANGUAGE and it brings me JOY to PROVIDE GREAT PORTIONS as well as FLAVORFUL food to my clients."
SOUL FOOD COOKING FROM THE HEART
Chef Shell is a private chef, caterer, author, and mother to three beautiful adult children.
Before pursuing a career in culinary arts, Chef Shell was a full-time IT professional, reserving her grand cooking skills to cook for family, friends, and holidays for over thirty years.
She has been featured in Authority Magazine, Shoutout Atlanta, and Black Profits, and most recently brought her talent to the screen on CLEO TV's “What's Cooking ATL" hosted by Wille Mo!
Chef Shell received her culinary degree from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in 2022. There she was formally trained in Spanish, Asian, French, American, and a multitude of other cuisines! It is her goal to continuously offer her clients a unique dining experience by infusing flavors from all over the world.
How it all started:
Straight out of the dirty south this Queen of Southern Cuisine was born in Jacksonville, Florida on a beautiful Spring Day. Eventually, her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, but Chef would begin her passion for cooking in her grandmother’s (Mary Lee Tyler) kitchen. Learning everything from frying, sautéing, baking, and more. Soon, with the expansion of her own family, she began to explore, and dive deeper into ways that you could make eating food a dynamic experience every time! Fresh ingredients and an overpouring of love make every meal feel like home.
A pillar of her community, long contributor to many causes that help to feed low-income families and aid those less fortunate. Living by the phrase, “Blessed to be a blessing”. Chef Shell is on a mission to encourage and bring joy through her passion for cooking. From the very first bite you will be transported back in time, and soon filled with memories of the love that surrounded you when the smell of Grandma's cooking fills your home. Inspired by all her grandmothers before her, she plans to continue the legacy by sharing her traditional family recipes with all of you. Stay Tuned!
To empower women, uplift their community, and advocate for lifelong learning. It is never too late to go after what you desire, and with commitment and perseverance, anything can be achieved! Chef desires to own a culinary school that will educate young mothers on how to cook and turn those skills into a profitable business. Furthermore, as she begins to expand and increase there will be a restaurant to serve up all her delicious cuisines and recipes! Changing lives is just a little soul food at a time.
YOUR FAVE RECIPES FROM YOUR FAVE CHEF!
Finally, there is a soul food cookbook with the most authentic southern recipes to fill you up and make your taste buds happy. These are the types of Soul Food that will satisfy your hunger and urges to add some sugar in your life. 😉.
My cookbook and journal includes over 20 of my most requested recipes, From warm collard greens and tender fried chicken to buttery cornbread and sweet iced tea, you can trust Dr. shells to bring the soulful flavors of the South to you: