Highland Festival Grounds | September 19 - 22, 2024

Darnell Ferguson

Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur and Food Network star who believes that everyone has the ability to be an everyday superhero.

Darnell is the host of Food Network’s SuperChef Grudge Match a one-round, one-dish winner-takes-all heavyweight culinary battle Tuesdays at 9pm. Each episode has two different battles between chefs for $10,000 cash, a prized knife from the losing chef and lifelong bragging rights over their food foe.

SuperChef also co-hosted Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America (Season 25) alongside chef Anne Burrell. He appeared on HGTV’s Hometown Takeover, OWN’s The Big Holiday Food Fight, as well as the Food Network’s Chopped, Supermarket Stakeout, Tiny Food Fight, and Guy’s Grocery Games and much more. Darnell is also a three-time contestant on Guy Fieri’s “Tournament of Champions” and upon Darnell’s victory over a legendary chef, Fieri told Darnell, “You just pulled off the biggest upset in culinary history.”

He’s been featured on TODAY’S “Starting From Scratch” with Savannah Guthrie, LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, and many other national television programs. Darnell also hosted a six-episode TV cooking competition during 2021, titled “Cook That ‘Ish,” which aimed to help and inspire other aspiring chefs in partnership with WAVE 3, NBC affiliate in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Darnell also cooked for Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.