Food Dude Fresh Jerk Grill a family owned and operated Caribbean Fusion Takeout Restaurant/Jerk Center. Originally started as a Food Truck established in late 2013.
5 years Roaming Broward and Dade County, we pride ourselves in being the 1st Caribbean FUSION Food Truck concept in South Florida Converted in 2019 into a Takeout Restaurant in Miramar, Florida.
Chef Lex a graduate of South Florida's Johnson and Wales University with 15 + years of culinary experience in the food industry under his belt. He has worked at Restaurants such as Martha's, Riverside Hotel, BB&T Center, Aramark Corporate Services, and Super Bowl XLI. Chef Lex strives to showcase Caribbean Fusion Food in South Florida in a different way other than your "Traditional" Caribbean Shop. Our passion is to educate the many different cultures of the true flavors while combining it with American comfort foods. Serving All Tings Jerk!
" We are trying to make food everyone can enjoy," " If your Jamaican, you can taste those Traditional flavors. But if you are from Sweden, you won't necessarily be overwhelmed with them either. It's about tweaking the receipts to make sure everyone wants to eat them."
- Miami New Times Article August 2017
Loss of Gainful Employment with a 1.5 year old, new mortgage, and family to support I decided to take my severance check from last job and purchased a Food Trailer to start Food Service. I decided to take the Food Trailer to a local Food Truck manufacture to be discouraged by Food Truck buildout process and its cost.
I sold the trailer the very next day, and I thought “this will NEVER HAPPEN”
November 2013- August 2014
Redirecting my Efforts
To be able to support my family, I did the only thing I know to do... which is to Cook and create Dishes!
I created an Instagram Account to start delivering Meals to local Friends, Family and Businesses. I would build my customers by social media and word of mouth.
Not Fancy...but Full of Promise
Bought my 1st Food Truck.
The Food Truck looked worn out and needed work, but little did we know the success it would bring to Food Dude. The Food Truck would sit in our drive way as we slowly worked on it and kept delivering meals.
Slowly...Turning into Reality
While everyone is Celebrating Thanksgiving with their families, we are spending our holiday getting the Food Truck painted and ready for our 1st Official Food Truck Event.
1st Official Food Truck Event
Attending our very First Food Truck event at the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida
December 2014 - July 2017
We would grow our Food Truck Business by attending Food Truck Events, Private Events, Private Catering and much more.
July 2017 - May 2019
Our lives would change for the best! We were called to join The Wynwood Yard (culinary incubator) located in Miami’s Art District. This is where we would “prove” our concept that would catapult us into our Take Out Restaurant in Miramar in 2019