The VIPP Report: Louisville restaurant named top 12 breakfasts in the country

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The Cooking Channel’s Man’s Greatest Food will tackle who has the greatest breakfasts in the country.  Of course, a Louisville restaurant is on that list especially when you reference anything that mentions the “GREATEST”.  Can you guess who’s on that list?  Host Roger Mooking chose “Superchefs” owned by Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson located at 1702 Bardstown Road right in the heart of the Highlands.

Mooking visited chefs all across the U.S. and went into their kitchens to learn about their top dishes and some of the secrets behind it.  The show did visit Superchefs and they ranked the restaurant on their 12 greatest breakfasts list.  Mooking was looking for the best combinations of eggs, gravy, breakfast meat and fried dough.  You could put a check mark next to each one of those criteria when it comes to Superchefs Louisville.

Ferguson says “What a way to start the year by being placed in this prestigious ranking for breakfast.  I won the Thanksgiving challenge in November of last year.  It just gives me the confidence that the restaurant caters to any taste bud you may have.  Stop by and tryout some of the fantastic items we have on the menu.  This is really shaping up to be a great year for myself and Team Superchefs”.

Man’s Greatest Food will air on the Cooking Channel, Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 pm (EST).

If you would like to setup an interview and/or check for availability for engagements, contact Sherlene Shanklin with VIPP Communications at

Here’s a link to a promo video: Cooking Channel’s Man’s Greatest Food

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The VIPP Report: Chef Darnell Ferguson Wins the Food Network’s Thanksgiving Challenge


(Louisville, KY) Then there was ONE left standing! Chef Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson “carves” his name in the Food Network’s Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge by winning Sunday’s finale hosted by Chef Giada De Laurentiis and judged by celebrity chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Christian Petroni and Carla Hall.

The competition started with five chefs from all over the U.S. The final challenge was a battle between Darnell and Deborah with “Superchef”.  The theme was “A Feast to Remember”.  Darnell had three hours to make a full Thanksgiving feast.  Halfway through the challenge De Laurentiis added a sweet dish to contest “Superchef” created a banana pudding ice cake which sealed the deal on the win and he walked away with a cool $25,000 cash prize and the bragging rights for a year.

To setup an interview, appearances, speaking engagements and/or show opportunities with Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson, please direct all inquiries to Sherlene Shanklin with VIPP Communications at

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The VIPP Report: Superchefs will be highlighted in two national shows. Filming will take place this weekend


The Travel Channel and The Cooking Channel will highlight the Louisville chef and his restaurant

(Louisville, KY) This weekend not one but two national outlets will be in Louisville shooting segments for their television programs. Superchefs owned by Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson will be highlighted in both shows.

The Cooking Channel will visit the 1702 Bardstown Road restaurant sometime over the weekend of April 21st.  Their focus will be on great breakfasts.

The Travel Channel will also venue the poplar eatery to highlight their menu.

We are not allowed to release any additional information at this time but we wanted to release that the two highly rated programs will be in the City of Louisville in the coming week.  When we can release additional information such as air date and video clips we will be happy to share with your media outlet.

Also, this week we will release information on two appearances on The Food Network.  Stay tuned for details.

Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson says “I’ve been travelling and have been given some unbelievable opportunities for myself personally, my restaurant and some of the causes near and dear to my heart.  I believe everything happens for a reason.  Some to teach you a lesson while others to help uplift others.  My ultimate goal is to be successful not only monetary but to be a blessing to others through service.  These opportunities give me a chance to get in front of culinary students to talk about my journey and helping them with internships, jobs and a place to work on their culinary skills.  This also gives me a chance to highlight organizations that help children make sure they have food in their stomachs so they can be productive in the classroom. I’m honored to be a part of anything that will help me and my community.”

If you would like to have Superchef speak at your next event and/or setup an interview, please direct all requests to  VIPP Communications at so we can handle your inquiry accordingly.

WHO:                    Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson and Superchefs

WHAT:                  Filming with two national shows this weekend

WHEN:                  Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd

WHY:                    Highlighting his menu and Kentucky cuisine

WHERE:               1701 Bardstown Road, Louisville

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The VIPP Report: Superchef adds television host to his resume with a live studio audience which will be filmed in Louisville


(Louisville, KY) You’ve seen him on numerous national and cable cooking programs from Rachel Ray, Food Network, HLN, to the Cooking Channel as a guest.  Now, Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson will host his own one hour television special.

SuperChefs Live will be filmed on Friday, May 19th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Sullivan University with a live studio audience.  During the cooking show SuperChef will make a delectable pizza parfait.  He will also have Derek Anderson, NBA & NCAA champion, author and entrepreneur as one of his guest.  The culinary event with tastings of creative cooking demos, music and inspiration.

SuperChef says “I always wanted to have my own show.  This is a pilot show and it will launch several things for me including my new book “of “Knowing Is half the fight…Cooking is the other”.  I’m humbled each and every day by the support I’m receiving. Stay tuned for future announcements that I’m excited to share with you.”

We invite you to be a part of the studio audience, tickets are only $75 per person which includes cocktails, an autographed copy of Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson’s book and seat in the auditorium for the live two hour taping.    Reserve your seat(s) by going to and R.S.V.P. (Limited seats available).   Proceeds will benefit Children Shouldn’t Hunger initiative.

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Super Chefs located at 1702 Bardstown Road.

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The VIPP Report: Louisville restaurant will be tonight on the Cooking Channel




(Louisville, KY) Louisville entrepreneur and owner of one of the most notable restaurants in Louisville is profiled on a national scale.  Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson will make an appearance on the Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats tonight, January 26th at 10:00 p.m. (EST).  SuperChef will be a part of the Cream of the Crop episode hosted by Ali Khan.

Khan travelled to Louisville several weeks ago and visited several eateries including SuperChefs.  The dish that Darnell chose to showcase was his Southern fried chicken and sweet potato waffles.

Darnell Ferguson says “We are only 26 days into the new year and things are in full swing from business to welcoming my son Legend Ali last week to launching the Stop the Violence initiative where local non-profit organizations receive a portion of the sales on a designated day.  I’ve also received other television opportunities so stay tuned for details.  I would like to thank everyone for their continued support it means the world to me as I continue to work hard in business and in the community.”

Be sure to tune into the Cooking Channel tonight at 10:00 p.m.

Superchefs is located at 1702 Bardstown Road. To see their menu, visit our website at 

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The VIPP Report: Muhammad Ali’s legacy lives on with the next generation

Special by Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC, Louisville

Muhammad Ali would have been 75 years old on January 17th, but his influence lives on.  I’ve been in contact with a Louisville entrepreneur.  He’s had a busy week from making sure the pipes in his business were functional, a Stop the Violence Initiative held on Ali’s birthday to his wife having a baby.  Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson spent the day with his wife Tatahda in an area hospital. Their bundle of joy arrived weighing in at  6 lbs. and 13 oz. and 19 inches long.

Did I mention his name, well its Legend Ali Ferguson.  You got it! Named after the “Greatest of All Time”.

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The VIPP Report: SuperChefs’ owner Darnell Ferguson turns a hardship into a blessing


(Louisville, KY) The vision remains the same even through trials and tribulations.  Superchefs one year ago this week watched the building go up in flames only for the owner Darnell Ferguson and his team to regroup and move to a new location on Bardstown Road.  On the eve of their celebration to commemorate their success the restaurant receives another setback.  This time, the water pipe burst causing the restaurant to flood but like they say in entertainment “The show must go on”.  After closing temporarily to get things cleaned up, Superchefs reopens on Wednesday.

Darnell Ferguson says “This minor setback is only setting me up for something even bigger.  If I can’t handle the little obstacles like a busted pipe at one location, I may be blocking a blessing of multiple restaurants in several cities across the U.S. This is only a test to test my patience and my team and I are up for the challenge.”

Ferguson also started a new STOP THE VIOLENCE initiative.  He wanted to take his talents in the kitchen to be a blessing to youth in the area.  So, once a month, Ferguson and his Superchefs team will choose a day where a non-profit organization will receive proceeds from their restaurant sales.

Ferguson says “I would like to start with the organization AMPED.  The West Louisville based organization and its leadership work hard to keep youth off the streets and to expose them to the world of music from writing, performing and producing.  I support their efforts and want to see them succeed.”

The STOP THE VIOLENCE fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, Janauary 17, 2017.

Dave Christopher Sr with AMPED says “”We are so grateful to Darnell for helping AMPED to help the youth in our community. Super Chef Darnell is such an inspiration. He has been through so much and yet he continues to push forward with his dream and mission to inspire others to achieve greatness. A fire and then a flood and yet he keeps on smiling and thinking of others, wow!”

Superchefs is located at 1702 Bardstown Road. To see our menu, visit our website at 

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