Tag: Suzanne Jackson
Oh wow! My social media guru son told me to write a blog, so far all the work he has done on our Lagniappe Today Social Media sites seems to be connecting with the customers through, facebook fan page, website and twitter so who am I to complain I’ll write a blog.
OK, now my blog. The food truck business is awesome, we (Mr. J and I) started this idea just a few short months ago August 2011 to be exact and we opened Lagniappe Today Food Truck on January 12, 2012. We call it our ENCORE we both realized that we wanted a change, a business that would offer us an alternative work environment, control of our time, fun and excitement. We did not know a lot about the Food Truck Business, but that only lasted a short minute…..Thank goodness for internet Google!
Of course we did not do this without some help and support from great people and businesses.
I would like to thank the team of people who helped make our dream become a reality Cameron Davies, Cruising Kitchens & his team, Mike Haddock & Brad Meley from Firstmark Credit Union, Richard Sifuentes, Small Business Development Center UTSA, Gylon Jackson, Big G LABs (social media guy & our #1 son) and a very special person Stephanie Mitchell the artist who designed the wrap. Marissa & Matt Hoover our beautiful LA daughter and wonderful son-in-law who listened and supported us with great ideas and encouragement. And the endless groups of friends & family who participated in our recipe tastings. A special shout out to Erica, Vito & Martha, Belinda, Beverly & Cliff, Gwen & Ernie, Karen & Northon, Charles & Barbara and Robert & Carmen. My very special thanks goes out to my dear sister Jennifer Smith who passed away on December 11th we talked endless hours about how to prepare food and the plans for Lagniappe Today. I miss you and just to let you know we have JA JA Jambalaya on the menu.
Our kitchen became the test kitchen and not a day went by that we were not talking about or eating a new or improved dish.
We did not enter this venture blindly. Mr. J (my dear husband of 40 years) is a career restaurateur and I am a person who loves to cook and watch people eat, smile and ask for more. Making great food, serving generous flavorful portions is our passion. Why Louisiana Cuisine, because that is the food that we grew up eating, our parents, grandmothers and all of our Louisiana relatives cooked Louisiana Cuisine. It’s great food that it is savory, comforting and just dang good.
Check my next BLOG because I’ve got to tell all of you about the TRINITY!