Shelley Chapman – Walk on the Foodie Side
“Your approach to food is your approach to life.” That’s Shelley Chapman’s philosophy, and as lifelong food relationship enthusiast who has traveled extensively throughout North America, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, Shelley—more widely acknowledged as The Food Relationship Coach™—knows how people and food collaborate and conspire to either uplift or take power away from each other.
The Spelman College and Harvard University graduate infuses her academic background in human development and psychology with her genuine interests in people and food to create offerings that have delighted palates and enlightened clients on a global scale. Her popular Youtube videos, and private and corporate chef services offer direct access to her culinary prowess, while her one-on-one coaching, corporate team building activities, and signature workshops helps her clients enhance their personal Culinary Culture and helps them see how their relationships with food manifests in their body and life goals.
Featured in Clutch Magazine, Cuisine Noir Magazine and various blog and radio shows, Shelley’s reach continues to widen, as does her experience in food relationship coaching. Nationally, Shelley has hosted food relationship events in Atlanta, Washington D.C and New York, and was called upon to consult with Teach for America on team building through culinary activities.
Cheryl “Suitelady” Dunlap – Foodie Grooves
Cheryl Dunlap is the producer and host of Soul Suite, a radio show devoted independent artists, returning stars, entertainers and entrepreneurs. If it’s new or different, the Suite Lady brings it to you in depth on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.CST on WRLR 98.3 FM in Lake County.
Cheryl’s love of music began as a teenager, where she covered her bedroom walls with posters of her favorite singers, dreaming of one day working in the entertainment business. Growing up in a large extended family of music lovers, Cheryl was exposed to all kinds of genres, developing a mature taste in music at a young age.
This love of music, lyrics, and artists remained a passion throughout adulthood, where in college Cheryl began her radio career as an intern at WNUA 95.5 FM in Chicago. Learning the radio business while working with the legendary Ramsey Lewis was a dream come true, and sparked the beginning of her career.
The SuiteLady is currently on a mission of a musical revolution with her radio show, Soul Suite. Soul Suite features music and interviews from current singers, musicians, DJ’s, and producers.
Rekaya Gibson – Book Grub Reviews
Rekaya Gibson’s love for food is evident throughout her fiction books, “The Food Temptress,” “The Food Enchantress,” and “Are There French Fries in Heaven? In addition, she writes articles for the Hampton Food Examiner as well as her Food Temptress Blog. Currently, she is working on her cookbook, “Cooking Matters.” In her spare time, Rekaya is a freelance grant- and magazine writer. She resides in Hampton, Virginia.
Charlene Pratt – Book Grub Reviews
Charlene M. Pratt is a self-published author of poetry, chick-lit, and romantica. In addition to writing stories, she also writes, cooks, and develops recipes. You can visit her website at www.cooking-creatively.com for unusual, some exotic ingredients, and tasty recipes. Living in sunny southwest FL gives her the opportunity to have some of the freshest tropical fruit available.