St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett is getting a move in a new route with the start of his Heart & SoulFood Truck.
Bennett, who has accomplished catering and pop-up evening meal activities domestically, is taking on his up coming venture with spouse, Lateefa.
The few has lived in St. Augustine for about 3 yrs and though she isn’t going to boast the Johnson & Wales culinary schooling her partner does, the two are “passionate” cooks, Lateefa said.
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The food stuff truck’s offerings will consist of a combine of common soul meals favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad, as well as other ease and comfort meals with a Caribbean flair these kinds of as curry rooster, beef patties and jerk rooster.
The Bennetts say every little thing is “built with like,” as a result the identify of the organization, which officially launched Monday.
“It is serious homestyle cooking,” claimed Tyrone. “Most of it is from recipes handed down via our people. … In some cases fewer is extra, like never attempt to elevate a food items truck to contend with downtown St. Augustine [restaurants].”
The truck will also run specials like curry goat or fried chicken.
Foods, with side dishes, will be priced between $10 to $15, with lunch specials at about $6.
The couple did a take a look at operate of the meals truck for the Fort Mose jazz concert sequence in February and, with favourable feedback, officially open up for company Monday with a grand-opening function with assistance from fellow regional cooks and close friends Marcel Vizcarra (Llama), Dustin Dailey (Elk Property Eatery) and Ken Salce (The Saucy Pig foods truck).
The truck was ordered earlier this yr and retrofit with a barbecue smoker, warming compartments and other attributes required for cell foods services.
The Bennetts will also use the trailer to continue their involvement distributing food stuff products and warm meals by means of the nonprofit We Feed St. Augustine.
“Providing back is just element of who we are,” claimed Tyrone.
The Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck will journey throughout the spot and also feature some regular destinations. For now, that will be 3 days a 7 days throughout from the St. Paul AME Church at 85 Martin Luther King Ave., just one working day a week in St. Augustine Beach (area to be identified) and probably at minimum one day a 7 days at the Marina Munch foodstuff truck park at 509 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
For info, contact 386-682-0245 or check out them on Facebook.
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