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November 4-10, 2019

Benjamin Dennis

  • Gullah Geechee Culinary Artist

Participates In:

  • Master Classes
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Taste of Savannah     (view)
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Born and raised in Charleston, SC, personal chef and caterer Benjamin “BJ” Dennis infuses the flavors and culture of the Lowcountry into his Gullah Geechee cuisine, bringing a new taste to ever expanding culinary palate of the south.

 

Chef BJ’s food pays homage to the Gullah Geechee culture, brought to the Americas by West Africans, and disseminated along the West Indies and the American South. Dennis infuses the techniques of his ancestors, learned from four years of study in St. Thomas, as well as the lessons of his grandparents about eating from the land, to create fresh interpretations of local dishes.

 

Chef BJ has an associate’s degree in hospitality / tourism management and the culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of Charleston and his cuisine has been featured in local, national and international events.  His “pop-up” dinners at Labo Culinaire Foodlab in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, took the Gullah food and culture to an international arena.

 

 

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