Rising Star Chef Aaron Siegel of Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ - Biography

Charleston, SC

September 2017

Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate Aaron Siegel left the South (for at time) to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Back in Atlanta, he externed with Rising Stars alum and Atlanta restaurateur Kevin Rathbun, and after earning his culinary degree, moved to Aspen to work as sous chef at Pinion’s and mainstay Cache Cache. He next took his fine-dining skills to Charleston as executive chef of Blossom Café. In his Southern element, Siegel kept his eye out for a space where he would one day channel his love for barbecue.

In 2006, Siegel opened Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ—combining the best of at least two worlds with a barbecue and blues concept—just outside Charleston in West Ashley. Three years later, a second location opened on Sullivan’s Island, and in 2013, Siegel earned a StarChefs Rising Stars Award for his work. Since, Siegel has partnered with The Alley to open Home Team Kitchen in downtown Charleston. 

In addition to being featured on the Food Network’s “Heat Seekers,” Fiery Ron’s has racked up accolades, including nods for “Most Life Changing Ribs in America” by Esquire, “Best Rib-Sticking Joint in America” by Southern Living Magazine, and “America’s Tastiest Ribs” by USA Today. His wings with Alabama white sauce were featured at the 9th Annual StarChefs Congress, and now Siegel is serving them a more-than-a-mile-high in his newest Fiery Ron’s outpost in Aspen.