A look back at the life of local chef and mentor, Rose Nguyen Durden

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A local culinary legend and mentor, chef Rose Nguyen Durden, passed away on Saturday, June 18th.

From 1987 to 2005, "Mama Rose" was the executive chef at Carolina's Restaurant. The menu still boasts her signature Mama Rose Durden's shrimp crabmeat wontons. The self-taught cook's culinary career also included work at the former Colony House, the former My Tho, Laura Alberts Tasteful Options on Daniel Island, and her very own catering business.

The Post and Courier has a lovely look back at Mama Rose's life and accomplishments; read it here.

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