Hey folks, my name is Larry White.
I'm a hunter, avid outdoorsman and former restaurant chef whose life revolves around food and being in wild places. I grew up in the foothills of North Carolina spending my childhood hunting, fishing and walking the woods as much as possible. I was also lucky enough to grow-up beside of my grandma who was a phenomenal cook and the person that ultimately inspired me to become a chef.
In 2003 I started my professional cooking career in the US Coast Guard as a Culinary Specialist before going back to college and obtaining a bachelors degree in Culinary Arts.
I went on to work in Charleston, South Carolina fine dining establishments such as The Ocean Room at Kiawah Island, Peninsula Grill and Circa 1886, while working as a personal chef on the side.
I ended up reaching my goals of owning and operating a restaurant and food truck. But after spending over a decade in hectic fast paced kitchens and starting a small family, I knew I wanted to get back to my roots, which is being in the outdoors.
So me and my family packed up, left the city and moved to a rural coastal countryside town on our very own Back-40. We did this to give us a better opportunity to live off of the land, eat loads of wild game & fresh seafood and raise our children in an outdoor oriented environment.
I began Wildgame Gourmet as a way to share my love for wild game, different cooking techniques and recipes that I've learned over the years with fellow hunters. Doing so with hopes of showing that wild game is delicious and can be the star of the kitchen as it once was in the past.
After trying out some of my recipes, I hope that you will spread the good word to help influence more folks to get outdoors and bring their hard earned harvests back to the kitchen.
"I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable."
Wise words from the late,