Shayla Felton-Dorsey is a passionate Philadelphia chef who is focused on education, health, community and food. She has been featured in Movitos Magazine, Spiritual Connect Radio and Edible Philly Magazine. Her passion for the culinary arts began in her early years, as she comes from a long lineage of restaurateurs. Shayla combats food insecurity by utilizing creativity, reducing food waste, being plant forward in her recipes, and making her classes accessible to all. In 2017, Shayla was certified as a Community Chef Educator with Just Food. Shayla teaches at The Philadelphia Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center with the Edible Alphabet program. Shayla collaborates with Ambrosia’s Food Group. Shayla has partnered with The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, INC Pennsylvania Chapter, PENN Medicine, Delta Sigma Theta -Quaker City Chapter, and Mt. Airy Learning Tree facilitating cooking classes throughout Philadelphia. In 2018, Shayla developed her personal chef and catering company, Shayla’s Savour. In 2019, Shayla became certified by the National Council For Behavioral Health in Youth Mental First Aid and facilitated self-care workshops for One Book, One Philadelphia intersecting health and nutrition. Shayla is the Philadelphia chapter president of Just Call Me Chef, a sisterhood of mentoring, networking and building community among African-American women chefs, and is featured in their 2020 calendar highlighting women African-American chefs around the country.
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