By NATHAN HOWELL | Special to the Reporter
HELENA — Chef Joe Sciarrotta, a Helena regional, has put in the much better section of his lifestyle preparing and serving foodstuff in a expert placing and will now fulfill a lifelong dream of proudly owning his personal restaurant by a food truck.
Sciarotta credits his upbringing in a incredibly regular Italian household for his like of food stuff, which has led him to open his new enterprise recognised as the Hey Bebe foods truck with his wife Kathy Sciarrotta, who also owns the Treats Truck.
“Coming from a 100-per cent Sicilian family, it was all about the food. My mom did a ton of the cooking right until my brother and I acquired a tiny little bit older,” Sciarrotta reported. “She stopped cooking and built us do it all.”
By means of the truck, Sciarotta would like to convey the classic Italian dish Boululatta, which is Italian bread rolled with different meats and herbs and seasonings, to the city and encompassing places.
“I consider coming up with some thing that demonstrates my Italian heritage is definitely vital to me. To blend that with the New Orleans record that I have is very essential,” Sciarrotta described. “We make a contemporary bread dough and stuff it with diverse proteins like Italian sausage, floor beef and cheddar, five cheeses, shrimp, turkey and Swiss. Down the road, I may possibly check out other meats. They are rolled in Italian bread dough and baked, like a savory pinwheel you can consume out of hand.”
The other significant giving from the foodstuff truck will be stuffed bakers, or baked potatoes stuffed with a selection of meats, veggies and cheeses. Component of the menu will include things like what he known as “Dippers and Drippers,” which are various types of sauces that can be eaten with the food.
Sciarrotta mentioned that he has been operating in kitchens for the previous 30 years and graduated from the Culinary Institute of The us, but likely out on his personal will satisfy a lifelong aspiration of possessing his possess kitchen, and even greater carrying out it in his possess way.
“The initial thing is that I preferred to be unique. I am a quite unique unique myself and I like to replicate that in what I do,” he explained. “When you are younger, you constantly dream of proudly owning your individual restaurant. If you occur into the food stuff trailer it is a kitchen on wheels. When I designed the trailer, I created it to final for the subsequent 5-10 several years, and now I can go everywhere and do nearly anything.”
Sciarrotta described that he and his spouse have designed it to in which they are right now since of the aid of their community and by way of their potent household bonds as well.
“We are often accomplishing one thing in the community, and we are also really household oriented. You would not be who you are without your mom or dad,” he claimed. “They were my inspiration to be in the culinary arts, and I wouldn’t be here with out them. We are just everyday hardworking people and trying to scratch our way to the top.”
Chef Joe prepared to debut the Hey Bebe food truck at the Helena Getaway Festival on Dec. 4 and will start touring to distinct outdoor situations and neighborhoods and subdivisions.
More information and facts about the Hey Bebe truck can be located on the Treats Truck site at Facebook.com/Trrat5/.