Focused on food and family, Kardea Brown shares not only her special recipes, but the stories behind the family and culture that brings them to life. The cook and caterer hails from the Sea Islands of Charleston, S.C., where she grew up surrounded by a loving family and incredible food. Formerly employed as a social worker, Brown created The New Gullah Supper Club in 2015 -- a traveling feast celebrating her Gullah/Southern recipes and bringing together people from all walks of life who share an interest in good food. Gullah refers to a distinct group of African-Americans in the coast regions of South Carolina who've preserved much of their West African language, culture and cuisine. She brings that same vibe into her Food Network kitchen, preparing family recipes with a twist.