For his signature chicken, Roderick seasons his meat over night.
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Roderick isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. The amateur chef gets great satisfaction in others enjoying his food.
“Nothing makes me happier than to see family members fighting for that last bite or empty dishes after the meal,” he says.
Roderick’s special sauce includes a dash of maple syrup and a splash vodka.
The southern gent says staying present as your food cooks is key to successful dishes.
“My grandmother showed me that cooking warms the heart and brings African-American families together with laughter, memories and lots of smacking, and finger licking,” Roderick says.
Roderick hopes to inspire others with his culinary skills.
“Being a male cook will teach my future kids that cooking is not only a woman’s job, because real men do cook,” he says.