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Darryl-Evans_11The Edna Lewis Foundation’s mission. The Friends of Chef Darryl Evans Scholarship Fund and the Edna Lewis Foundation School Scholarships have been established to assist aspiring culinary professionals who plan to further their education at a licensed or accredited culinary school. Scholarships are offered in a variety of fields, including culinary studies, pastry and baking,

Chef Darryl E. Evans Culinary Scholarship Fund

The Edna Lewis Foundation, Inc.
1266 West Paces Ferry Road, #293
Atlanta, Georgia 30327


Chef Evans was a graduate of Carver High School Class of 1979. A graduate of the American Culinary Federation (AFC) apprenticeship program at Georgia State University in 1986, he is a three-time recipient of the AFCs Chef of the Year award. He was the first African American to participate in the International Culinary Olympics, Frankfurt, Germany where he won three gold medals and one silver medal in 1988 and 1992. He was an extremely accomplished chef who mentored and trained generations of culinarians throughout his career. He won numerous awards and served as visiting Chef for functions held by the United States Congress and various State Governments. He was named Chef and Culinarian of the Year, Greater Atlanta Chef’s Association, 1991, 1993 and 1996. Numerous national and local publications have featured articles on Chef Evans over the years. He achieved national profile and was lauded as one of the very few executive chefs of color in a hospitality industry that is dominated by white males.
Chef Evans began his career as a chef’s apprentice in 1983 with the American Culinary Federation at the Cherokee Town and Country Club, which has been named the very best private club in America since 1997. Seven years later, he was appointed Executive Chef, a position he has held at several restaurants, country clubs and four Star-rated establish- ments.” I would recommend my job to anyone who has a passion for food. It’s a valuable and exciting career that I love and has taken me all over the world and now, I am honored to be at City Club of Buckhead,” said Evans.

Although his list of accolades is rather lengthy, some of the more notable include, 2009 Dining Out For Life Co-Chair, three-time Culinarian of the Year, Greater Atlanta Chef’s Association Two Gold Medal, U.S. Culinary Olympic Team Member with two individual Gold Medals and one team Gold and Silver Medal International Culinary Olympics, Chef’s Hall of Fame, Two Gold Medals, Chaine des Rotisseurs, Frankfurt, Germany and World Cooks Tour for Hunger, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, South Africa.