Just-for-the-Fair Food Truck is one of the food trucks you’ll find at the NC State Fair this year. This food truck is the brain child of American Culinary Federation North Carolina Chapter (ACF of NC). The ACFofNC Just-for-the-Fair Food Truck is run by numerous chef volunteers and students during the fair and a significant amount of the proceeds will go towards a scholarship program to help inspiring chefs to succeed. They developed a menu just for the State Fair based on local favorites. Here is a sample of the Just-for-the-Fair Menu:
BBQ Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Hush Puppy, batter fried and served
w/Still There Shine BBQ Sauce
Cajun Seared Catfish PoBoy with Creamy Cole Slaw and Remoulade Sauce
Carolina Breaded Chicken Tenders with Sweet Potato Fries and Siracha Ranch Sauce
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
Le Bleu Bottled Water
Still There Shine Sauce
The bright yellow Just-for-the-Fair food truck caught our eye when we came out of the Scott Building and we went over to check it out. We were greeted by two very enthusiastic chef volunteers, Chris and Jeff. They were happy to share the concept of the ACF of NC project. But first they wanted us to meet the other volunteers, Ed, Karl and LJ, working on the truck this night. To our surprise Ed was our friend, Ed Sautro, owner of Amigosan who was donating the use of the Amigosan truck for the fair. While Jeff was taking orders and Karl and LJ were busy cooking them, Chris and Ed gave us the details of the project from the menu selection to the scholarship program. We ended our night at the Fair with a great meal of the BBQ Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Hush Puppies and Cajun Seared Catfish PoBoy with some Sweet Potato fries.
The ACF of NC Just-for-the-Fair Food Truck is located between the Midway and the Scott Building, along the easternmost side of the Fair, near Gate 11. Please stop by and enjoy some locally inspired food. S. Belle.