Rodney Scott

Rodney Scott

Owner & Chef

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ

Charleston, SC USA

Every day is a good day.


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Rodney Scott


My road in life has been direct.
I first started barbecuing when I was 11 years old at my parents’ variety store and restaurant in Hemingway, South Carolina.
While I worked for my family’s business, my personal passion lay in cars—I wanted to build custom vehicles.
I got accepted to a college that did bodywork and diesel mechanics, but I was afraid to go.
I decided to stick around and keep cooking for my family’s business instead.
As I gained more experience, I actually grew to love cooking whole hogs and developed a passion for sharing that with others.
In 2017, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and opened up Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ with my partner Nick Pihakis.
We now have four locations and have plans to expand even more!
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High School


Owner & Chef

I own barbecue restaurants that specialize in cooking whole hogs.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Working with Others

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Figure out what's fun to you and what comes easily to you. I believe in the saying that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. So if you're not sure where to go, pay attention to the things that are fun to you. Pursue that. If you're met with any criticism, take it in stride and use it as fuel to keep working harder.


The Noise I Shed

"No, you can't qualify for a loan."

Challenges I Overcame


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