LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville chef got to meet his idol on the Rachael Ray Show.

Superchefs owner Darnell Ferguson got to meet Chef Emeril, who inspired him to become a chef.

"I certainly wouldn't be where I am without my great dear friend Emeril," Ray told Ferguson on her show. "He's an icon to me. He's a dear friend to me and you never know when he might stop by..."

That's the moment when Chef Emeril unexpectedly walked onto the set, as Ferguson laughed.

The meeting comes after Ferguson's Louisville restaurant was destroyed by a fire last month.

It all took place on the Rachael Ray show at 10 a.m. today on WDRB.

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