Born in Miami of Bahamian-descent, Darryl Johnson aka Chef DP, learned to cook from his Bahamian grandparents and mother as well as mentors at the Miami Culinary Institute downtown. His love for food and entrepreneurial spirit were discovered early as a child when he sold homemade butter cookies at events throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. He also has many loyal customers who patronize his mobile kitchen across from North Shore Hospital.
Johnson’s customers have come from far and wide to enjoy his chunks of sweet, tender conch imported from the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos or for his fritters, made from a batter that has bits of conch, green pepper, onion and secret seasonings, but Johnson, is about more than delicious conch fritters and salad. The personable Chef, known for his comedic personality, shades, and bright smile, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Through Chef DP Charities he adopts a floor each year at Holtz Children’s Hospital and is involved in many charitable efforts throughout Miami and beyond.
In 2011, Chef DP established SabrosoSauce,™ a delicious blend of high-quality sauces and seasonings, hand created with fresh and natural ingredients. He has additional products on the way.