St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett is getting a move in a new route with the start of his Heart & SoulFood Truck.
Bennett, who has completed catering and pop-up evening meal functions regionally, is having on his up coming undertaking with wife, Lateefa.
The couple has lived in St. Augustine for about a few decades and nevertheless she does not boast the Johnson & Wales culinary instruction her partner does, equally are “passionate” cooks, Lateefa said.
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The food truck’s choices will involve a blend of common soul food items favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad, as very well as other consolation food items with a Caribbean flair this kind of as curry rooster, beef patties and jerk rooster.
The Bennetts say anything is “made with love,” hence the title of the enterprise, which formally introduced Monday.
“It’s genuine homestyle cooking,” claimed Tyrone. “Most of it is from recipes handed down via our people. … In some cases significantly less is far more, like will not check out to elevate a foods truck to contend with downtown St. Augustine [restaurants].”
The truck will also run specials like curry goat or fried rooster.
Foods, with side dishes, will be priced between $10 to $15, with lunch specials at about $6.
The couple did a exam run of the food stuff truck for the Fort Mose jazz concert sequence in February and, with optimistic responses, officially open for organization Monday with a grand-opening occasion with help from fellow nearby chefs and buddies Marcel Vizcarra (Llama), Dustin Dailey (Elk House Eatery) and Ken Salce (The Saucy Pig meals truck).
The truck was purchased previously this calendar year and retrofit with a barbecue smoker, warming compartments and other features required for cell food support.
The Bennetts will also use the trailer to proceed their involvement distributing foods merchandise and hot foods as a result of the nonprofit We Feed St. Augustine.
“Offering back is just portion of who we are,” reported Tyrone.
The Heart & SoulFood Truck will journey across the location and also function some common spots. For now, that will be 3 days a week throughout from the St. Paul AME Church at 85 Martin Luther King Ave., a single working day a week in St. Augustine Beach (place to be identified) and in all probability at least a single day a week at the Marina Munch food truck park at 509 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
For data, phone 386-682-0245 or check out them on Facebook.
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