Cynthia was born and raised in Detroit. She planned on attending Culinary school in Chicago but that was postponed due to the birth of her twins. She was a stay at home mom for 10 1/2 years. During this time she had several local chefs take her under their wings. She also began catering for friends. In 2013 Cynthia legally formed Sha La Cynt's Personal Chef & Catering Company. Sha La Cynt's is a health conscious personal Chef & Catering company with growing product lines. In June of 2016 their Decadent Vegan Dessert line will be on the shelves at Whole Foods Detroit. Their Vegan Gourmet Popcorn line will be introduced to Whole Foods in May of 2016.