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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

BJ Dennis


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 now cooks at various events across the country and pop-up dinners across the Lowcountry.

Date of interview:
2015-03-06

Interviewer:
Kate Medley/Sara Wood

Photographer:
Kate Medley/Sara Wood

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