St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett is taking a move in a new direction with the start of his Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck.
Bennett, who has accomplished catering and pop-up dinner occasions regionally, is having on his following undertaking with spouse, Lateefa.
The pair has lived in St. Augustine for about a few a long time and although she does not boast the Johnson & Wales culinary instruction her partner does, the two are “passionate” cooks, Lateefa explained.
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The food items truck’s offerings will consist of a blend of conventional soul foodstuff favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad, as very well as other comfort meals with a Caribbean flair these kinds of as curry hen, beef patties and jerk chicken.
The Bennetts say every little thing is “built with enjoy,” as a result the identify of the business enterprise, which formally launched Monday.
“It really is real homestyle cooking,” said Tyrone. “Most of it is from recipes passed down as a result of our households. … Sometimes fewer is far more, like really don’t try to elevate a foods truck to contend with downtown St. Augustine [restaurants].”
The truck will also run specials like curry goat or fried hen.
Foods, with aspect dishes, will be priced involving $10 to $15, with lunch specials at about $6.
The couple did a take a look at operate of the food items truck for the Fort Mose jazz live performance collection in February and, with positive comments, formally open up for organization Monday with a grand-opening function with aid from fellow regional chefs and buddies Marcel Vizcarra (Llama), Dustin Dailey (Elk House Eatery) and Ken Salce (The Saucy Pig food truck).
The truck was procured before this yr and retrofit with a barbecue smoker, warming compartments and other features wanted for mobile foods provider.
The Bennetts will also use the trailer to keep on their involvement distributing food items merchandise and incredibly hot meals as a result of the nonprofit We Feed St. Augustine.
“Offering back again is just element of who we are,” mentioned Tyrone.
The Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck will travel throughout the spot and also characteristic some frequent areas. For now, that will be a few days a week throughout from the St. Paul AME Church at 85 Martin Luther King Ave., a single working day a 7 days in St. Augustine Seashore (area to be established) and probably at minimum a person day a 7 days at the Marina Munch food items truck park at 509 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
For information, phone 386-682-0245 or go to them on Fb.
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