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Daryl Shular

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Chef
Culinary Instructor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Stay Focused And Push Hard.

Birthplace

Born:
9/10/1973
Birth Location:
Winterhaven, Florida

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Chef
Culinary Instructor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Stay Focused And Push Hard.

Birthplace

Born:
9/10/1973
Birth Location:
Winterhaven
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Biography

Daryl Ladalle Shular, certified chef d’cuisine (CCC), was born on September 10, 1973, in Winter Haven, Florida, to Nevada Tungstall Robinson and Thomas Lee Shular. He attended Central Elementary School, Stambough Middle School where he played sports, and Auburndale High School where he graduated in 1992. His classmates included pro basketball player Tracy McGrady. Shular earned his A.A. degree in culinary arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta (AIA), where he learned the difference between being a chef and a cook.

Shular worked as a sous chef at Atlanta’s Anthony’s Restaurant from 1993 to 1994; executive sous chef at the Buckhead Club from 1994 to 1995; executive chef at the Doubletree Hotel from 1998 to 2000; and as chef d’cuisine at Spice Restaurant in 2001. He also served as banquet chef at Villa Christina. Since 2001, Shular has been a mainstay of the AIA faculty, where he teaches culinary arts. A member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the National Association of Catering Executives, Shular is an ACF certified chef de cuisine. He is also a member of the World Culinary Association’s Atlanta chapter. The young chef has won more than a dozen culinary competitions including the gold medal at the 2004 Southeast Restaurant Hotel, Motel Show; the gold medal first place award Signature Meal at the Sysco Culinary Salon in 2004; the ACF Nutritional Hot Food Challenge at the Orlando World Marriot in 2004; and the NAEM Invitational Culinary Salon gold medal in 2003. Shular is a three time champion of the Sysco Culinary Competition.

One of the most respected young chefs in the country, Shular is on the board of directors of Pecan Restaurant and Onyx Restaurant, both in Atlanta. Shular was selected to join the United States 2008 Culinary Olympic Team. His goal is to become the first African American to attain the status of Master Chef from the ACI in 2009.

Shular lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Daryl Shular's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Daryl Shular lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Daryl Shular describes his maternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Daryl Shular describes his paternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Daryl Shular talks about his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Daryl Shular shares his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Daryl Shular describes the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up in Central Florida
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Daryl Shular talks about watching television as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Daryl Shular describes his childhood personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Daryl Shular shares his school memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Daryl Shular talks about his favorite music while growing up
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Daryl Shular talks about taking his first cooking class in Auburndale High School
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Daryl Shular talks about playing basketball in Auburndale High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Daryl Shular talks about turning down an offer to play college basketball
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Daryl Shular talks about attending the Art Institute of Atlanta in Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Daryl Shular talks about his exposure to different cuisines during culinary school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Daryl Shular talks about the famous French chef, Auguste Escoffier
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Daryl Shular talks about cooking as an art form
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Daryl Shular describes the difference between a cook and a chef
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Daryl Shular talks about health practices and kitchen safety
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Daryl Shular talks about what it takes to become a chef
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Daryl Shular talks about working his way up to being an executive chef at the Doubletree Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Daryl Shular talks about his motivation for success
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Daryl Shular talks about improving his people skills
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Daryl Shular talks about his intense schedule as an executive chef
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Daryl Shular talks about being a chef at various new restaurants
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Daryl Shular talks about his work as a restaurant consultant
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Daryl Shular describes his participation in cooking competitions
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Daryl Shular talks about participating in international food competitions
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Daryl Shular describes how food competitions operate
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Daryl Shular describes his goal to become the first African American Certified Master Chef
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Daryl Shular talks about teaching at the Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Daryl Shular talks about handling allergies in the restaurant industry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Daryl Shular talks about the importance of chefs not over-specializing
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Daryl Shular talks about people's tastes in food
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Daryl Shular talks about dealing with criticism as a chef
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Daryl Shular talks about how social class impacts people's tastes
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Daryl Shular talks about his favorite cuisines
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Daryl Shular talks about encountering stereotypes as an African American chef and the regional cuisine of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Daryl Shular shares his career advice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Daryl Shular talks about his favorite celebrity chefs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Daryl Shular describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Daryl Shular reflects upon his regrets in life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Daryl Shular reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Daryl Shular talks about his family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Daryl Shular describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 13 - Daryl Shular narrates his photographs