Meet our Owners: Nir Sela and Shannon Star

Since 2006 Nir Sela has used his vast knowledge of the hospitality industry coupled with his connection and familiarity with the marketing and PR aspect of the Food and Beverage Industry to insure a successful launch to a brand that has been the face of quality coffee and espresso in New York City, NY and Garland, TX.

Shannon Star, a self-taught nationally recognized cake designer and artist, began her start in the pastry world in 2006 and quickly taught herself everything she knows. In 2011 she was recognized in the Top Ten Wedding Cake Trend Setters in the nation by Wedding magazine and from there her business and talents took shape as a respected Wedding cake designer in Dallas, Texas and beyond. Featured on The Food Network show “Cake Hunters” and in an average of 6 magazines a year it is safe to say her designs and passion for her art is is truly unique and inspiring.

After realizing they shared the same dream to bring quality food, great craft coffee, and delicious baked goods to the community they decided to open up a shop together in Downtown McKinney, TX.

The two have traveled, researched, and developed a menu full of their favorite dishes from home and on the road. Both believe good food is better when shared among friends and have created the perfect place to accomplish that at Layered.