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Marc tell us all about your food truck, what makes you special?

Fired Up Flatbread takes pride in sourcing our products locally to create unexpected as well as traditional creations.  Most of the farms we work with are located in Hunterdon, Mercer, and Bucks counties.  We are always looking to work with new farms and ingredients.  Our pizza is naturally leavened using a sour dough that originated from the isle of Ischia in Italy.  It is baked in the Neapolitan tradition, which means it is baked in a wood burning oven around 900 degrees for 90 seconds.  Each pizza is hand stretched and baked to order.

Why did you decide to open a food truck?

I am a classically trained French chef that left the fast-paced restaurant industry in late 2000.  Shortly after my departure, I realized that I missed the culinary world and its creativity.  As the years passed and the popularity of food trucks exploded, I realized there was an opportunity to get back into the world of cooking.  In May of 2014, I was fortunate to form a business partnership with some wonderful people who believed in me.  With that opportunity and lots of hard work, the Fired Up Flatbread Company.

What’s your most popular menu item?

Fired Up Flatbread’s most popular item is definitely our Margherita pizza (San Marzano tomatoes, local, fresh mozzarella, and organic basil).A close second in popularity would be our breakfast pizza.  This pizza features seasonal vegetables such as asparagus, swiss chard, summer squash, and kale as well as a cheddar and Monterey cheese blend, quail eggs, micro greens, and a locally uncured smoked bacon.  Some of our more unique offerings feature beets, lamb, snap peas, and even edible flowers.

Tell us about a favorite or memorable event you’ve participated in?

Fired Up Flatbread’s most memorable event was a large rehearsal dinner that had guests coming from such faraway places as South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.  The hosts wanted their guests to experience something American, but with a twist, so I created a pizza using Boerwors, a traditional South African Sausage! They and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed this pizza.  Interacting with this diverse group of people and seeing them enjoy everything we prepared.

What’s the best part about having a food truck?

The best part about operating a food truck also makes it one of the most difficult.  We are given the freedom and flexibility to operate just about anywhere we can park our truck.  We get to meet tons of people, interact with them, and introduce them to our pizza.  This makes operating a food truck difficult in the sense that we are so dependent on good weather and location.

Do you do weddings and/or catering?

Yes, Fired Up Flatbread caters just about any type of event! From simple drop off catering to on-site food truck catering, we will work with customers to plan your perfect event.  We have catered corporate gatherings, non-profit events, wedding rehearsals, weddings, birthday parties, and other memorable occasions!.  For more information you can call us at (908) 905-0070 or email firedupflatbread@gmail.com

Where can we find you on the street or do you have restaurant?

We are excited to announce that as of 2016 the Fired Up Flatbread Co. food truck will be operating on a full time basis! You will be able to find us at corporate parks, wineries, breweries, farmers markets, food truck events, and festivals throughout the state.  Follow Fired Up Flatbread on Facebook, Twitter, and, coming soon, on our brand new website, www.firedupflatbread.com.

Getting Fired Never Tasted So Good!

Thank you Marc.

Stay connected with Fired Up Flatbread Co.

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Twitter: @firedupflats

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