Shola Olunloyo is a classically trained, passionate and resourceful chef and a distinguished member of the Philadelphia restaurant community. Born in England and raised in both Europe and West Africa, Shola’s encyclopedic knowledge of gastronomy is of global proportions. Before settling permanently in Philadelphia, Olunloyo embarked on a self-designed apprenticeship that spanned four continents, including employment in Italy, France and Southeast Asia. In addition to his experience gained from working in several of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants, he is currently a consulting chef who develops food science programs for academic institutions.

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