St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett is using a action in a new way with the start of his Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck.
Bennett, who has accomplished catering and pop-up dinner situations regionally, is taking on his up coming enterprise with wife, Lateefa.
The pair has lived in St. Augustine for about three decades and nevertheless she would not boast the Johnson & Wales culinary instruction her partner does, each are “passionate” cooks, Lateefa claimed.
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The food items truck’s offerings will incorporate a mix of typical soul meals favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad, as nicely as other comfort food items with a Caribbean flair such as curry hen, beef patties and jerk chicken.
The Bennetts say every thing is “built with really like,” as a result the title of the enterprise, which officially launched Monday.
“It is actual homestyle cooking,” claimed Tyrone. “Most of it is from recipes passed down by our people. … At times significantly less is much more, like do not consider to elevate a food truck to contend with downtown St. Augustine [restaurants].”
The truck will also run specials like curry goat or fried rooster.
Meals, with aspect dishes, will be priced concerning $10 to $15, with lunch specials at about $6.
The few did a exam operate of the foodstuff truck for the Fort Mose jazz live performance collection in February and, with beneficial responses, formally open up for company Monday with a grand-opening function with help from fellow area cooks and pals Marcel Vizcarra (Llama), Dustin Dailey (Elk Dwelling Eatery) and Ken Salce (The Saucy Pig food truck).
The truck was procured earlier this calendar year and retrofit with a barbecue smoker, warming compartments and other functions wanted for mobile food company.
The Bennetts will also use the trailer to carry on their involvement distributing foodstuff products and incredibly hot meals as a result of the nonprofit We Feed St. Augustine.
“Giving back is just aspect of who we are,” claimed Tyrone.
The Heart & SoulFood Truck will journey throughout the region and also attribute some common destinations. For now, that will be a few times a 7 days across from the St. Paul AME Church at 85 Martin Luther King Ave., a person day a 7 days in St. Augustine Seaside (area to be established) and probably at least 1 working day a 7 days at the Marina Munch foods truck park at 509 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
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