Rodney Scott

Founder and Pitmaster, Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ

Rodney Scott has been cooking whole-hog barbecue, over wood coals since he was 11 years old. For 25 years he worked in his family’s bbq business in Hemingway, SC until 2017 when he opened Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Charleston, SC. That same year the restaurant was named one the 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit Magazine and in 2018, Scott won the James Beard Foundation’s award for Outstanding Chef Southeast. In 2019 Rodney Scott’s BBQ a second location in Birmingham, AL with an Atlanta, GA location scheduled for Summer 2021. In 2020 Netflix featured Rodney in an episode of their acclaimed series, Chef’s Table and he has just written his first book, Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ. Rodney is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, The James Beard Foundation and The Fellowship of Southern Farmers, Chefs and Artisans.