Stephanie Tyson

Stephanie Tyson, chef and co-owner of Sweet Potatoes (well shut my mouth!!) – a restaurant, is a creative chef who has turned to her southern roots in her native Winston-Salem, NC to bring some staples from the southern pantry back into the forefront. Her culinary training started in her grandmother’s kitchen, reaching to far corners of Ireland. She insists that food engages all the senses in an enjoyable way.

With a desire to honor heritage, Chef Tyson opened a second restaurant concept, Miss Ora’s Kitchen, in July 2017. The concept features pan-fried chicken using cast iron skillets. Ora Porter, Stephanie’s grandmother, was known for years for her cooking and most notably her fried chicken.

Sweet Potatoes (well shut my mouth!!) – a restaurant celebrated 15 years of operations on January 16, 2018. Chef Tyson is the author of two cookbooks – Well Shut My Mouth!! and Soul Food Odyssey.