May 17, 2022


Foodies welcome

St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett and wife Lateefa launch new soul food truck

St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett, who has done catering and pop-up dinner events locally, is launching his next venture, Heart & Soulfood Truck, with wife Lateefa.

St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett, who has completed catering and pop-up supper occasions domestically, is launching his subsequent undertaking, Heart & Soulfood Truck, with spouse Lateefa.

St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett is using a move in a new route with the launch of his Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck.

Bennett, who has finished catering and pop-up evening meal events domestically, is having on his up coming enterprise with wife, Lateefa.

The pair has lived in St. Augustine for about a few many years and while she doesn’t boast the Johnson & Wales culinary schooling her husband does, both equally are “passionate” cooks, Lateefa claimed.

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The foods truck’s choices will include things like a blend of standard soul foods favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad, as very well as other consolation meals with a Caribbean flair these kinds of as curry rooster, beef patties and jerk rooster.

The Bennetts say all the things is “manufactured with enjoy,” as a result the identify of the business, which officially released Monday.

“It is authentic homestyle cooking,” said Tyrone. “Most of it is from recipes handed down via our family members. … Often considerably less is a lot more, like don’t check out to elevate a meals truck to contend with downtown St. Augustine [restaurants].”

The truck will also operate specials like curry goat or fried rooster.

Meals, with facet dishes, will be priced between $10 to $15, with lunch specials at about $6.

The few did a check operate of the foodstuff truck for the Fort Mose jazz live performance sequence in February and, with optimistic comments, officially open for enterprise Monday with a grand-opening function with support from fellow local chefs and good friends Marcel Vizcarra (Llama), Dustin Dailey (Elk Property Eatery) and Ken Salce (The Saucy Pig food truck).

The truck was purchased earlier this 12 months and retrofit with a barbecue smoker, warming compartments and other capabilities required for mobile food provider.

The Bennetts will also use the trailer to continue on their involvement distributing foodstuff goods and sizzling foods through the nonprofit We Feed St. Augustine.

“Giving back again is just component of who we are,” stated Tyrone.

The Coronary heart & SoulFood Truck will journey across the area and also aspect some standard destinations. For now, that will be 3 times a 7 days across from the St. Paul AME Church at 85 Martin Luther King Ave., just one day a 7 days in St. Augustine Seaside (area to be determined) and most likely at least one particular working day a week at the Marina Munch meals truck park at 509 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd.

For details, contact 386-682-0245 or pay a visit to them on Facebook.

This article at first appeared on St. Augustine Report: St. Augustine chef Tyrone Bennett launches new soul food items truck