Black History

We celebrate those driven to write their own history, supported by the leaders and mentors who inspire them. From historic figures and culinary pioneers to those just starting on their path, we acknowledge those making their mark.

two black chefs

Meet the chefs.

Daryl Shular

Daryl Shular

Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular is not only one of the most respected chefs in the country. In 2014 Chef Shular etched his name into history by becoming the first African American to successfully pass the grueling 130-hour Master Chef exam. He currently runs his Farmed Kitchen & Bar restaurant* in Atlanta and devotes his time to teaching and mentoring future generations of Black chefs with his Shular Institute program.

*By clicking the link above, you will leave and enter Farmed Kitchen and Bar website that they operate and control. 

Cameron Byron headshot

Cameron Byron

Cameron draws his culinary passion from his grandmother, who instilled his love of cooking at a young age. Now at 16, under the mentorship of Certified Master Chef Shular, he is learning the culinary arts by working as assistant sous at Farmed Kitchen & Bar. When he is not pursuing his dream of becoming a certified master chef himself, he captains his high school’s culinary team and assists his mother with her catering business.

Recipes steeped in heritage.

Enjoy recipes courtesy of Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular.

Curried Filed Peas

Curried Field Pea–Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Chef Daryl Shular.

More recipes to honor Black History Month.

Dishes inspired by the Black community’s rich cultural heritage.