Pensacola woman turns theater goals into new food truck company following COVID hit

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Covid-19 has produced numerous people rethink their subsequent steps in life…

Having said that, “no nah nah” didn’t halt one woman in Pensacola whose dream of making it major in theater turned into something completely different this past 12 months.  

WKRG Information 5 got a first look at how the upcoming “Not Ya Nonna’s” foodstuff truck will be hitting the streets of the metropolis pretty before long.  

Owner of Not Ya Nonna’s Brittany Rappise claims, “I was really on my way to Pensacola to do a job with the Pensacola Opera and on the travel here I received 5 cellular phone phone calls canceling my upcoming 5 careers.”  

Rappise says the pandemic hit her tricky, emotionally and mentally like so quite a few some others.  

“Working consistently in hair and makeup for theater in opera and Covid hit and just like anyone else was out of function for a 12 months now… a yr now this 7 days,” she tells WKRG.  

Heading by means of a depression stage she suggests a friend told her to be part of a local gym called Anchor Up Conditioning and Nutrition.  

A choice that transformed her lifestyle.

“Made super fantastic good friends with the entrepreneurs right here and started building dinner for them each and every at the time and a while,” suggests Rappise. “One night time they had been like this is actually fantastic. We could promote this and we could do great factors with this.”  

So what started off out as a joke turned out to be much additional. Rappise all-natural skill for Italian cooking had the homeowners of the gym investing.  

They purchased a bus and turned it into a food truck, a thing the city of Pensacola has under no circumstances noticed prior to (Italian food items truck fashion that is.). 

“Not Ya Nonna’s came about a single night right here when cooking dinner and nonna is your Italian grandma so our meals is not your grandma’s.”

Rappise says she feels happier than ever now… Although it is a little something she by no means believed she would be doing. 

“Wigs and makeup will usually be my initial passion… It is what I really like. But I also genuinely like this. I love serving individuals, I love feeding folks, and I appreciate cooking my food and it helps make me satisfied when other men and women take pleasure in my foodstuff.”

Their grand opening will be at the Anchor Up Fitness and Nourishment LLC subsequent Saturday.

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