The Motivation

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The Southern-born Chef remains humble and continues to make it his mission to assist in the creation of future Certified Master Chefs throughout America. He is consistently on tour throughout the US to empower culinary students to not just follow in his footsteps but go beyond. He often tells his listeners “that while the ACF CMC exam is the most   challenging culinary skills test in the world, it’s something I’ve pursued my entire career. It simply shows that if you are determined and believe in yourself, dreams can and will come true”. This has become the staple of his presentations to young, aspiring Chefs throughout the world.

" The key to mastering the art of cooking is to keep elegant food simple…and always present simple food elegant."  

Daryl Shular Profile Speaking

Breaking Through Global Barriers

Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular has a history of embracing challenges and overcoming the odds. As a member of the American Culinary Federation since 1993, he has received over twelve gold medals and eight “Best in Shows” in local and national and competitions. Additionally, in 2008 Chef Daryl Shular was a member of the internationally recognized ACF United States Culinary Olympic Team, the official culinary regional team representing the United States in international culinary competitions. The team achievement was an Olympic Gold Medal, winning top honors against 63 teams at the IKA “Culinary Olympics” held every four years in Erfurt, Germany. His achievement, dedication, talent, and leadership ability earned him the position of team captain for the ICS International Culinary Regional Team that competed at the Culinary Olympics in 2012.



Making Culinary History

As if representing the US at the highest level is not enough, Shular has been recognized and featured in many media publications, including the prestigious American historical archives “The History Makers”. His induction into The History Makers in 2005 made Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular one of the youngest ever and one of only a few African-American chefs elected for this achievement.   

Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular is not only one of the most talented and respected chefs in the country, but he is also one of America’s elite History Makers!  In 2014 Chef Daryl Shular etched his name in the culinary history books by becoming the first African American and minority to successfully pass the grueling 130-hour; eight day test known as the Master Chef exam. After years of preparation and personal sacrifice Chef Daryl Shular prevailed and earned the culinary industry’s highest honor, the designation known as Certified Master Chef (CMC).

For those that may wish to take that journey one day here is some information on the CMC exam and my process to becoming a CMC –  ACF CMC



The Mission

Currently, Certified Master Chef Daryl Shular is kicking off an online culinary course, working on his first recipe book, and several other products that help further his mission to bring the highest level of culinary arts to the world! Although, he has earned the respect due to a Certified Master Chef. Master Chef Shular continues to be a trailblazer in the culinary industry. Remember, you haven’t really experienced food until it’s CERTIFIED. 

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