StoryCorps http://wrkf.org en A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back' http://wrkf.org/post/black-chef-all-white-club-who-never-looked-back Clayton Sherrod was just 19 in 1964, when he became the executive chef at an all-white club in Birmingham, Ala. Sherrod, who is African-American, had started working in the kitchen there when he was 13, after his father had a heart attack.<p>"My mother said, 'You can't go back to school. You're going to have to find a job.' So I went to the country club."<p>Sherrod's friends thought he was crazy when he decided he would become a chef, he recalls during a visit to StoryCorps. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:34:00 +0000 editor 21380 at http://wrkf.org A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back'