Photo by Shanae Sims


Dannika Stevenson was born & raised in Akron, Ohio. Her culinary career began at the age of 4 in her Great-Grandmother Pearl’s kitchen and has expanded over fifteen years across kitchens in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio. She has worked in various culinary roles such as prep cook, chef assistant and beverage and banquet server. She took her talents to try out for national cooking shows such as “MasterChef” and “The Taste” in which she received high remarks for her recipe submissions. She was recently runner up in the vegetarian recipe category for Taste of Home Magazine. Dannika is SERVSAFE Certified and working towards WSET (Wine) Certification.

Dannika thoroughly enjoys her passion for cooking and sharing her creations with others. Dannika believes cooking is a life skill that everyone should develop. Dannika is a licensed, foster parent. She loves caring for children and her chihuahua, Monte. She enjoys food photography, traveling and watching classic, game shows. 


In 2014, Dannika launched SipSavorSoul for catering and private chef services. By 2016, she added culinary instruction and nutrition education to her list of talents. She created the “Connecting the Community with Cooking” program, which focuses on basic nutrition and common cooking knowledge to kids and adults in the community. She has provided culinary classes and demonstrations for non-profit & grassroots organizations, community centers, farmer’s markets, libraries, hospitals and on television. 

SipSavorSoul has been featured in the Devil Strip Magazine, Akron Entrepreneurs Online Publication, Cleveland Plain Dealer and on live TV cooking on New Day Cleveland Fox 8.

SipSavorSoul believes “Food Matters” in our city.  It’s not only important to be committed to our communities but be committed to nutrition as well. 


SipSavorSoul takes our partnerships seriously.  From local business owners to community organizations we value our partnerships and commitment to the community. SipSavorSoul would like to recognize and thank the following for their continued support of SipSavorSoul.

SipSavorSoul is accredited with the Better Business Bureau.