Today we’d like to introduce you to Curtis Jamerson.
Hi Curtis, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Barbecue has always been my favorite cuisine. I never thought that I would own a food truck when I was younger, I just loved to cook. It didn’t happen until I was around 15 that my love of cooking came about. After high school, I joined the military and cooking to barbecue and find different ways to cook. Once I left the military, I decided to work for Quiktrip. While at QT, I attended culinary school for one year but did not finish due to the structure of how the program was setup, I was told to take classes that didn’t apply to my interests. After 11 years at QT, I decided to quit to start a business. I cashed in my 401k and my brought a food truck and a smoker. This was in 2018 when I quit, 2019 is when I brought my food truck.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
30 Days after I quit QT, my mother passed away. It was kind of expected, more like not surprising but it was tough. 30 days after I finally opened my Food Truck, my brother passed, totally unexpected. This sent me into a feeling that I never had before, a feeling of no motivated no excitement, going through the motions. Owning a food truck is incredibly challenging, every city has it different set of rules and laws. Getting and building a customer base, being constituent and staying confident that you made the right choice. Providing for my family and believing in myself that I will be able to provide is biggest challenge. I believed that given time I would learn the food truck business and continue to grow and adapt. I have noticed that my believe in myself has also been a challenge, sometimes I’m hesitant to make a move. My biggest challenge is self believe.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a food truck owner. I specialize in barbecue. I cook my meat slow and I season to a point where barbecue is not needed. I’m proud that I took a chance on myself and that I continue to grow. There is so much great barbecue in the city of St. Louis, can’t really say what set me apart but know every time I cook, you will get the best of what I am.
What matters most to you? Why?
Always giving my best effort, never cheating myself on effort. If I give my best effort, I will produce my best product and my best product is very good.
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