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AT&T Presents: An Ear 2 the Future! Darrell DAS Smith

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Chef Darrell “DAS” Smith of Food Network Star fame found inspiration for his five-star commitment to community service in a setting that was anything but tony. “I teach culinary arts here at a school in Los Angeles. I’m really focusing on the younger generation and giving back,” he tells Callywood host Cassandra Calloway. “My first teaching job was in a detention center.  It was back in Michigan, right when I graduated from culinary school there, near my home in Detroit.  My mom taught cosmetology there, and she was able to give me a job teaching culinary arts. It was a juvenile detention center with kids around 13 to 20. And even though they were incarcerated, I was able to express to them that cooking as a trade could offer them a second chance.”