By NATHAN HOWELL | Exclusive to the Reporter
HELENA — Chef Joe Sciarrotta, a Helena area, has expended the superior portion of his life preparing and serving foods in a experienced environment and will now satisfy a lifelong dream of possessing his very own cafe by way of a meals truck.
Sciarotta credits his upbringing in a really standard Italian spouse and children for his adore of food, which has led him to open up his new enterprise recognized as the Hey Bebe foodstuff truck with his spouse Kathy Sciarrotta, who also owns the Treats Truck.
“Coming from a 100-p.c Sicilian family members, it was all about the food. My mom did a whole lot of the cooking till my brother and I received a very little bit older,” Sciarrotta mentioned. “She stopped cooking and designed us do it all.”
By means of the truck, Sciarotta needs to convey the standard Italian dish Boululatta, which is Italian bread rolled with diverse meats and herbs and seasonings, to the metropolis and surrounding areas.
“I believe coming up with something that reflects my Italian heritage is definitely important to me. To blend that with the New Orleans background that I have is incredibly critical,” Sciarrotta stated. “We make a refreshing bread dough and stuff it with unique proteins like Italian sausage, ground beef and cheddar, 5 cheeses, shrimp, turkey and Swiss. Down the highway, I may perhaps attempt other meats. They are rolled in Italian bread dough and baked, like a savory pinwheel you can consume out of hand.”
The other significant supplying from the foods truck will be stuffed bakers, or baked potatoes stuffed with a variety of meats, veggies and cheeses. Element of the menu will include what he termed “Dippers and Drippers,” which are unique forms of sauces that can be eaten with the foodstuff.
Sciarrotta explained that he has been doing the job in kitchens for the past 30 a long time and graduated from the Culinary Institute of The usa, but heading out on his have will fulfill a lifelong dream of proudly owning his own kitchen area, and even much better executing it in his have way.
“The very first thing is that I desired to be distinctive. I am a fairly one of a kind personal myself and I like to replicate that in what I do,” he reported. “When you are youthful, you constantly aspiration of proudly owning your individual restaurant. If you occur into the foodstuff trailer it is a kitchen on wheels. When I designed the trailer, I intended it to past for the upcoming 5-10 a long time, and now I can go wherever and do something.”
Sciarrotta defined that he and his spouse have created it to where by they are these days since of the support of their community and via their solid household bonds as well.
“We are always undertaking anything in the community, and we are also really loved ones oriented. You wouldn’t be who you are devoid of your mother or father,” he stated. “They have been my inspiration to be in the culinary arts, and I wouldn’t be listed here without having them. We are just every day hardworking people and hoping to scratch our way to the top.”
Chef Joe prepared to debut the Hey Bebe foods truck at the Helena Holiday getaway Pageant on Dec. 4 and will start out touring to distinct outdoor functions and neighborhoods and subdivisions.
A lot more info about the Hey Bebe truck can be uncovered on the Treats Truck webpage at Fb.com/Trrat5/.