About Us

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I have been cooking in kitchens around the country and the Bahamas for the last fifteen years starting in Kansas. I had worked under some really amazing chefs and after playing semi pro baseball in Florida, I got a job offer to be a chef at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs, CO. I worked under Claude Masson for the first year i was there and then ventured on to a restaurant that was incredible in a small town. I then worked in Aspen CO as a private chef for Jimmy Nadell and did some amazing catering and fine dining around the Aspen, Snowmass areas. When I had the opportunity to cook at a Jack Nicklaus Golf Course in Basalt, CO, I jumped on it. Chef Micheal Fiske was really inspirational to my learning and helped quite a bit with fine dining. After working there for about a year I was let go due to being the only one without a culinary degree so I had to make a decision…

I loved being outside, loved to cook, and loved sports, so how could I fit all this in? Well, I built my own food cart and started my own business in Glenwood Springs serving gourmet food out of a food cart on the corner in the middle of town. It was almost an instant success since people were looking for something new and fresh, and quick! I also served the late night hours at the bars and everyone loved that, filling up when you are drunk is delightful. I was offered a job in the

Bahamas from my aunt who had a cafe and bakery, so I thought the biggest risk wasn’t taking one. So i sold my business and moved to the Bahamas in a matter of three weeks. It was a bit of a culture shock, but I made it work and really had a great time down there. Fishing everyday, learning to kiteboard, and loving to eat the local foods and learning the traditions. Although the islands were nice, I missed the mountains and needed to get back for my own sanity. When i returned to Colorado, the wind had been put in my system so the search was on!! I found out that the best wind was in the NW, Hood River to be exact, so after a short stint at a casino, and a year at Crystal Mountain, I have finally found home in the Gorge. There are all the activities that I love to do here, kite, bike, snowboard, and of course all the amazing farmers and wineries. I have finally got the chance to work outside again by purchasing this truck. I am fully mobile with a kitchen in it and can serve all the amazing produce from the locals so I can showcase their talents and pair it with mine. The music, food, wine, and festivals are my target for the truck since I love those and have not been able to see nearly enough of them since i have been out here, and now, i have the opportunity not only to see them, but to feed the masses mouth watering cuisine. The vegan cuisine is really intriguing to me due to all the wonderful bounties of produce to play with. I will be at the Hood River Farmer’s Market, White Salmon Farmer’s Market, The Blues and Brews Festival, hopefully the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, Hopsfest, Harvestfest, Kiteboarding For Cancer, Cherry Blossom Festival, and hopefully many more

 

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