Washington, DC: Chef Driven Food Truck Owner Calls It Quits

By Jessica Sidman  |  Washington City Paper

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Friday will be the last day for Chef Driven food truck. Food Truck Fiesta reports that owner Jerry Trice has sold his vehicle.

“Some days were just so uphill,” Trice tells Y&H. The decision to call it quits, he says, was the culmination of many factors: the long commute from his home in Laurel, Md., difficulty finding a suitable restaurant kitchen, the battle for parking spaces, the many parking tickets, dealing with the city, and others.

Trice also had an ambitious concept for a food truck. He cooked dishes to order and offered food you might otherwise expect to find in a sit-down setting, like steak frites and Maryland crab cake sliders. Trice comes from a restaurant background: He was previously executive chef at now-closed Asian-fusion restaurants Yin Yankee in Bethesda and Annapolis and also worked at VidaliaRed Sage, and Sam’s on the Waterfront in Annapolis.

Trice wouldn’t say who he sold his truck to, but he tells Y&H it’s a brick-and-mortar restaurant that plans to use the vehicle for catering, festivals, and other events.

As for what’s next for Trice?

“Not sure,” he says. “Thinking about doing some fishing.”

Photo courtesy Chef Driven

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