Tales from the Pitmaster at Chef Jam 2015

Pitmaster Rodney Scott doesn’t just BBQ a mighty fine hog – he goes the whole hog.

He picks his own trees for his fire pits out of the woods surrounding his famed Scott’s Bar-B-Que in eastern South Carolina, then cuts them down with a chainsaw.

It’s inspiring and quirky stories like this that prompted the theme for Chef Jam supported by HOSTPLUS this year – 'There’s no place like home'.

At the industry-only event, international guests and local luminaries will share personal stories of how locality has had an impact on their careers.

Rodney Scott will share the remarkable story of a grease fire that claimed his famous pit house.What happened next stands as a testament to how much Scott’s smoked hog meant to the eastern South Carolina community.

Rebuilding his pit house would require serious funding so chefs and fans from around the region rallied together to support 'Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Exile Tour' to raise funds for a new BBQ joint.

The tour saw Scott create his own mobile pit house. He pulled up into a new town each day, chucking splayed hogs on the pit for BBQ fans all across the South states - rebuilding his venue one smoked hog at a time. As a charismatic man with plenty of Southern charm, he got quite the following!

For a little more on Rodney check out this documentary.

The Chef Jam supported by HOSTPLUS line-up also includes Daniel Latimer, Director of Operations for Husk & McCrady’s (South Carolina, USA), biodynamic winemaker and Return to Terroir founder Nicolas Joly (Coulée de Serrant, Loire Valley, France), artisan British baker Justin Gellatly (Bread Ahead, London, UK).

Book your tickets now.

Chef Jam supported by HOSTPLUS
Festival Artisan Bakery and Bar
Queensbridge Square
2 March , 2.00pm - 4.00pm
$55.00, includes lunch

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