22 Women Making Pretty Moves in 2022: Meet Shania Elliott-McDowell

22 Women Making Pretty Moves in 2022: Meet Shania Elliott-McDowell

To be a woman who makes “Pretty” moves you must first understand the gift you hold within and next understand how to utilize it.

Shania Elliott-McDowell is a wife and a mother of four, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She now lives in Charlotte N.C. She proudly served for two years in The United States Army and eight years in The National Guard. Shania attended Johnson & Wales University, where she got her associate’s in Culinary Arts. Shania has also received her Associate in RMA and her LPN license at Kaplan. She is currently attending CCU for her B. A and her Master’s in Biblical Studies. She is the proud owner and chef of Decadent Chefs, where she creates innovative recipes flavored with fruit. Shania is the founder of the nonprofit organization called Happiness Is Vibrant.

Shania is a three-time best-selling author and an international best-selling author. She is currently working on her cookbook and her own Anthology.

Her hobbies are being a mom, reading, writing poetry, and creating new dishes. Her favorite quote is by Janelle Monae “Embrace what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable.”

Outside of entrepreneurship and business, Who is Shania Elliot in five words?

Shania in five words outside of entrepreneurship and business is

1. Introverted 2. nerdy 3. Adventurous 4. Comical 5. Relaxed

What inspired your start in the culinary Industry?
My parents were my inspiration for the start of my culinary venture. They diagnosed them both with HIV in my teenage years. Learning how to cook for them where it wouldn’t coincide with their medication made me want to do culinary.

You are a woman of faith, what role does your faith play in your entrepreneurial journey?
My faith plays a huge part in my life and in my business without God I wouldn’t be able to accomplish the things that I set forth to do.

Tell us about your company Decadent Chefs?
Decadent Chefs is where I get to create imaginative and arousing recipes flavored with fruits and vegetables for the evolving palate and also bring something innovative to excite some old recipes.

Can you share your 2022 journey with us?
My 2022 journey has been a journey of revamping, and resetting. I had to go through a revision for Decadent chefs really be intentional about starting over. I am excited about the process and what will be the outcome when it’s time to relaunch.

How did you business excell, what major moves are you proud of?
My business has excelled in some ways but also has slowed down in some but it has helped me open the door to becoming a best-selling author and to write my cookbook.

What is next for you in 2023?
For 2023 I am currently working on my cookbook and my anthology both slated to drop in the New Year.

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
My definition of a Pretty woman who Hustles is a woman who is confident and growing every day to make her business the best that it can be.

To contact Shania either by website or email at www.decadentchefs.com shaniaelliott32@gmail.com

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