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Benjamin “BJ” Dennis IV is a chef born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. His cooking is inspired by the Gullah Geechee culture, with its origins in West Africa. Dennis spent time in studying culinary traditions in St. Thomas before coming back to the Lowcountry to cook at various restaurants including Anson’s, Carolinas, Hank’s Seafood, and 82 Queen. He cooks at various events across the country and pop-up dinners across the Lowcountry.