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Sheri L. Raleigh

Author, Chef Instructor, Owner of Cast Iron Skillet Culinaire

Sheri L. Raleigh is the Chef Instructor and Owner of Cast Iron Skillet Culinaire, LLC in Waco, Texas. She has cross-cultural experience teaching community cooking classes for various educational, hospitality, and healthcare organizations. Cast Iron Skillet Culinaire provides “culinary edutainment” and team-building experiences specializing in Creole cuisine. Sheri holds a Masters of Science in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University in Garland, TX and a Bachelor of Science in Food & Nutrition from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. In 2022, Gifts from the Ancestors Foodways Project developed a five-part series YouTube exploring how West African Foodways influence Creole cuisine. Sheri believes, “Food Tells a beautiful story. It creates opportunities that bridge cultural divides and builds strong food communities.”