Orchid Paulmeier, 38 (Bluffton, S.C.), a first-generation American from a Filipino background, started her culinary career as an ice cream scooper in high school, and only went up from there. She’s worked as a general manager, head trainer and personal chef and now owns One Hot Mama’s restaurant in Hilton Head Island, S.C. This outspoken mother of three prides herself on her Southern barbecue and is well-known locally for her wings and ribs.
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