Pitmaster Rodney Scott has been cooking whole-hog barbecue, over wood coals since he was 11 years old. For the next 25 years, he worked with his family at their bbq stop in Hemingway, SC until 2017 when he opened Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ in the North Central neighborhood of Charleston, SC. In that same year, the restaurant was named one the 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit Magazine and in 2018, Scott was awarded the James Beard Foundation’s award for Outstanding Chef Southeast. In 2019 Rodney Scott’sWhole Hog BBQ opened its second location in Birmingham, AL bringing whole-hog, South Carolina-style barbecue, along with his famous “Rodney’s Sauce” and low country classics like chicken perloo and hushpuppies to another part of the South


Rodney Scott moved with his family to Hemingway, SC, when he was just 1  year old. His family opened Scott’s Variety, a convenience store and grocery of sorts located on the side of the old highway that ran through town. Although they sold local produce  and cold drinks throughout the  week, they did a little something extra every Thursday: smoked whole hogs. The intoxicating  smell of smoked pork was enough to bring in all the locals, but the flavor of the Scott family’s  whole hog barbecue is what kept them coming back.

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