Eating better these days? You might want to check this guy and his food truck out. Yes, say it with us: Food. Truck.
Meet: Jeremy Walley (photographed above).
Owner, restaurateur and food truck operator of Manna Food Truck Jeremy opened Manna Food Truck in April with girlfriend/partner Kylie Tucker.
“My goal was to open a food truck that would cater to everyone. Especially those who are vegetarian, vegan or have food allergies. Never compromising flavor or quality of ingredients. I was the chef at Bluewater Grill for 4 years and Lulu and Blu for 3.”
Q: How did you wind up in the food industry?
A. A love for cooking and creating lured me to culinary school which landed me a job at M. Stephen’s over a decade ago.
Q: What type of career would you have in an alternate universe?
A. I would be Alex Honnold.
Q: What do you wish you knew when first starting that you know now?
A. An abundance of people want to help you and see you succeed… Don’t be too proud to ask for help.
Q: What would people be surprised to learn about you?
A. I am terrified of heights. I can deal with them though.
Q: What motivates you?
A. The future. Sometimes the past as well.
Q: Best career advice you have ever received?
A. Find your passion.
Q: Favorite book (business or pleasure)?
A. Running a food truck for dummies.
Q: Best vacation you have taken?
A. 2 week western excursion last summer. Packed up the car and saw most of the country!
Q: Where would we find you on a Sunday afternoon?
A. Watching the Pats dominate!?… Or cooking on the truck. Either option sounds like a great afternoon!
Q: Your go-to cocktail (or mocktail)?
A. O’douls amber.
Q: What makes you truly happy?
Q: As you know, HPU is right here with incredible students looking to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams – what three pieces of advice would you give them?
A. Find something that you’re truly passionate about. Possibilities are endless. Never stop pursuing your dreams!
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Q: Where do you like to grab a cup of coffee?
Q: Restaurant you can’t get enough of?
A. US Sushi
Q: Local shops doing everything right?
Q: Where do you go to unplug?
Q: Favorite place to grab a drink?
Q: Excluding yours, what High Point company or business do you admire the most?
A. Legacy Executive Search Group. Much love Dad!
Q: Where would you tell a first-time visitor to High Point to go and why?
Recently Barbour Spangle hosted a summer block party and invited Jeremy and Kylie to cater. The event was a smashing success and the Manna Food truck got a thumbs up from even the pickiest of eaters (and trust us, we have some in this crowd!)
For more info on where Manna Food Truck will be located or to have them cater an event be sure to contact them through their Facebook page here or hey, go old school, pick up the phone and call (336) 493-1336.
Voices Discovered is a series where High Point Discovered asks questions to High Point business leaders and entrepreneurs to share their view, consider it a peek into the heart and soul of our local businesses. We hope you will be inspired to investigate more. Past guests have included Meredith Covington and Nan Jones and Angel Schroeder.
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