Robert Stokes' story is a not so familiar one in today's typical family structure: raised in a two parent household on the southside streets of "Windy City" Chicago, IL; where he attended a college preparatory high school and graduated, then went onto college and graduated, then became a teacher and a coach for 18 years, and then got laid off due to budget cuts during the recession of 2011.
However, what happened next wasn't the same old story: Robert rekindled a love and passion for something that he has known his entire life, which was cooking and sharing some of the best Soul food and Cajun recipes ever created. Robert always envisioned owning and operating his own eatery. While growing up in Chicago; he would hang out in the kitchen while his mother would cook some of those great tasting family tradition recipes. He became the family taster. As far back as he could remember he would be in the kitchen while his mother would be cooking. She would ask him to taste the food for her. She would say, "What does it need?" Almost every time he would reply, "it doesn't need anything." He truly believes that that was the fuel that ignited his passion for cooking, tasting, and sharing delicious food.
Robert began to practice and hone his cooking skills so that he too could prepare and share those great tasting family recipes.
As the years went by, he would visit his grandmother during the summers in the "Crescent City" of New Orleans, LA -- where it all started. He would become immersed in "Flavor Town USA", where he would experience some of the most flavorful Soul and Cajun food the palate has ever tasted. Being taught those great family recipes from his mother, which were passed down from his grandmother, was truly a gift that just kept on giving. He believed that a gift that special has got to be shared!
The one thing that Robert knows about great tasting food is that it brings people together from all walks of life. It wakes up the senses and causes puts a smile on people's faces. He always believed that if ever given the opportunity to share the wonderful gift of those delicious family recipes, people would line up for blocks and blocks to get a taste.
Robert would sincerely like to thank you for visiting his website and his mobile food truck and for showing your support. Thank you and we hope to see you soon.