Chef D.Arthur is a Memphis native who has catered events all over the country, serving at the request of high profile executives, political leaders, varying NBA players, and entertainers. He has always had a love for food and culinary arts.
Chef D. graduated from the University of Memphis in 2007 with a Bachelors of Arts. From there, he had a very brief tenure at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute in Atlanta. He went on to get his master’s degree in Higher Education from Louisiana State University.
After working in education at the University of Memphis then at Regional One Health, he made a conscious decision to honor his true calling to become a chef. With very little experience or training, Chef D. started D.Arthur's Catering. “I realized that I had to follow my passion and make it my provision. I stepped out on faith. The energy expended has netted some successes that I am very proud of. I am immensely grateful for the love support of my family and friends.” He is primarily self-taught with his natural ability being honed by the cooks in his family, his chef community, and his natural love for food.
Chef D. Has been featured in Essence, Rolling Stone, The Commercial Appeal, The Daily Memphian, Edible Memphis, Soul Society, Voyage ATL, and many other publications and podcasts. In 2021, Chef D.Arthur was honored by his alma mater in The University of Memphis Magazine for his journey as a culinary artist. Most notably, Chef D. competed on Food Network’s hit series Chopped.
As owner of D.Arthur’s Catering, Chef D. Arthur specializes in putting a unique twist on some of your favorite comfort dishes. Some of his signature dishes are Collard Green Eggrolls, Chicken Lasagna Cupcakes, Oxtail Empanadas, Curry Lobster & Pan Fried Grit Cakes.