Charleston Chef Breathes New Life Into North Charleston Neighborhood with Cooking

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In a culinary scene as competitive as Charleston’s, Chris Hyatt wants to offer tourists and locals fine-dining accompanied by a window into the black Charleston experience.

How does he do this?

He cooks and serves meals in his unassuming home in Union Heights.

Hyatt, 40, is a professional chef who recently stepped down as head chef at Republic Garden & Lounge on King Street. He was approached by Airbnb earlier this year to help with a new service called Airbnb Experiences.

The experience Hyatt markets is called “Feast Upon Charleston,” an authentic fine dining dinner inspired by traditional recipes. The dinner costs $100, and the chef has bookings through March.

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