St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett is taking a step in a new path with the launch of his Heart & SoulFood Truck.
Bennett, who has done catering and pop-up evening meal activities locally, is getting on his upcoming enterprise with wife, Lateefa.
The few has lived in St. Augustine for about a few a long time and however she won’t boast the Johnson & Wales culinary training her spouse does, both equally are “passionate” cooks, Lateefa stated.
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The foodstuff truck’s offerings will include a combine of typical soul foods favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad, as well as other convenience foods with a Caribbean flair this sort of as curry hen, beef patties and jerk chicken.
The Bennetts say everything is “built with appreciate,” consequently the title of the small business, which officially launched Monday.
“It is genuine homestyle cooking,” stated Tyrone. “Most of it is from recipes handed down by way of our families. … Often considerably less is more, like do not try out 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.
Meals, with aspect dishes, will be priced in between $10 to $15, with lunch specials at about $6.
The few did a exam operate of the food stuff truck for the Fort Mose jazz live performance sequence in February and, with positive opinions, officially open up for organization Monday with a grand-opening party with assist from fellow regional chefs and pals Marcel Vizcarra (Llama), Dustin Dailey (Elk Home Eatery) and Ken Salce (The Saucy Pig foodstuff truck).
The truck was purchased earlier this 12 months and retrofit with a barbecue smoker, warming compartments and other options essential for cellular food items support.
The Bennetts will also use the trailer to go on their involvement distributing foodstuff merchandise and incredibly hot meals via the nonprofit We Feed St. Augustine.
“Offering again is just part of who we are,” said Tyrone.
The Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck will vacation throughout the spot and also attribute some standard locations. For now, that will be a few times a week across from the St. Paul AME Church at 85 Martin Luther King Ave., a single day a week in St. Augustine Seaside (locale to be decided) and likely at minimum just one working 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 check out them on Fb.
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