Chef Darin Nine

Phone: 352-671-6210 ext 57955


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, MO., Certified Executive Chef and Culinary Educator from the American Culinary Federation, Foodservice Management Professional from the National Restaurant Association, Certified Professional Food Manager from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from The Florida State University and a member of the World Association of Chef Societies in Paris, France.

Chef Darin Nine

Chef Nine graduated from the Dedman School of Hospitality at The Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration (BSHA) and earned his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Hospitality from Iowa State University in Ames. He began his Food Service Industry career at the age of 13 while growing up in Eustis, FL. Chef Nine has owned and operated restaurants, managed food and beverage operations at private clubs and resorts and continues to work with others in a consulting capacity. He is Director of Culinary Education at the Academy of Culinary Arts@Belleview High School in the Heart of Central Florida outside of Ocala, FL. He works at the regional, state and national level with SkillsUSA and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors with Florida SkillsUSA. He is a nationally award winning educator who believes education coupled with experience is the most powerful tool to engage a student and maximize performance. Chef Nine is a National Restaurant Association Foodservice Management Professional (FMP), an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Culinary Educator (CCE). He is also a National Restaurant Association Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) and a member of the World Association of Culinary Societies (WACS). Chef Nine lives in the Ocala National Forest with his wife Diana, their two rescue dogs - Scooter and Whitley and a found cat – LBK.