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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Ari Kolender


Leon's Fine Poultry & Oysters

Ari Kolender was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and left for the west coast after graduating high school. After learning to cook in Southern California, he returned to the Lowcountry to work at The Ordinary. Today he’s the executive chef of Leon’s Fine Poultry and Oysters, and St. Alban in Charleston.

Date of interview:
2015-03-07

Interviewer:
Kate Medley/Sara Wood

Photographer:
Kate Medley/Sara Wood

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