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Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s named town’s business of the month

  • Special to JCST Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s on Main Street has been named the town of Ridgeland’s business of the month.

Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s has been named the town of Ridgeland’s business of the month.

Mrs. Dye is an outland Gullah who was raised in Ridgeland and is the second oldest girl of 10 siblings born to Earline Newton Scott and the late Nathaniel Scott.

Her cooking education started when she was a very young girl. By the time she was 12 years old, she had mastered the skills of cooking and had her first job at the Palms Restaurant in Ridgeland where her mom worked.

After graduating high school from Ridgeland, Dye continued her education at culinary arts schools in Atlanta, Ga., and Baltimore, Md., where she earned degrees as chef, sous chef, pastry chef, and bartender.

In December 2006, Dye opened the first Gullah restaurant on Hilton Head Island — Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s and moved her restaurant to Ridgeland in early 2017.

Her goal is the same: “to have God to show me a way that our Gullah culture can be preserved in a way others can learn about it.”

“Dye has created a unique business that is able to enrich residents and visitors in the history of the Gullah Culture through her wonderful food, excellent customer service, and dedication to the Ridgeland community,” the town said. “The town of Ridgeland is happy to have Mrs. Dye and her Restaurant here in Ridgeland and we hope to see you there.”

Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s, at 7605 West Main St., has a sit-down menu, buffets, nightly specials, and a takeaway menu. For more information, visit www.dyesgullahfixins.com or call 843-645-0806.

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