He developed his interest in regional cuisines while working as a commercial fisherman in the Caribbean with a Cuban cook and Panamanian crew, and has worked several humanitarian relief missions in Nicaragua and Honduras.
He has won several national writing awards in investigative reporting, short fiction and poetry.
He lives in York, SC and runs Outdoor Feasts catering; he lectures on Southern food traditions before serving pig pickings, legal moonshine tastings, oyster roasts, catfish frys, and Lowcountry shrimp boils.
Outdoor Feasts is a full service catering business serving the Charlotte, Lake Wylie, and Rock Hill communities. As our name implies, we specialize in outdoor cooking events such as whole hog barbecues, oyster roasts, and shrimp boils cooked on site.
Plus we regularly cater wedding receptions and rehearsals, as well as office parties and house drop-ins. We have a 28-ft full service mobile kitchen with a full grill, refrigerators and freezers, hot water and generator.