Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson has spent the better part of his life overcoming adversity, inspiring and helping others, all while challenging himself to be a better person each and every day.
While his accolades speak volumes, success hasn’t always come easy to Darnell. Originally from Ohio, Darnell’s love for cooking started from adolescence and would continue on as he graduated from Sullivan University in Kentucky with a degree in the Culinary Arts. However, after taking a wrong turn along his journey, Darnell found himself on a self- destructive path, leaving him homeless, in and out of jail, and unemployed for nearly a year. Thanks to his faith, Darnell used the time to reflect on his past and to reassess his life purpose.
A pivotal moment was when Darnell remembered someone speaking about being a statistic and never recovering once you enter the system. He did not want to be another statistic and he knew the only way to get out of the system was to focus and to become serious about something he loved and that he could do well, which for him had always been cooking. To Darnell food can represent and change your life.