Di Big Jerk

April 7, 2019

Hey food truck nation!

Feeling the island breeze yet? Well, you will after visiting Di Big Jerk! This is not your average food truck and we could not have been happier about that. Orrett Kentish, also known as Chef-O, is the proud owner of Di Big Jerk and he is serving up some seriously delicious dishes made with traditional Caribbean flavors with a twist.

It all started when Chef-O was a kid; he learned his way around the kitchen from cooking with his father. Chef-O is originally from Jamaica and he grew up in a tight community. He and his father would constantly cook for the entire neighborhood and that quickly grew Chef-O’s love for the kitchen. His dishes are made using some really flavorful Caribbean spices. Chef-O worked for many years within the restaurant industry as an executive chef where he made a lot of money for other people and reaped no benefits. One day he decided enough was enough and decided to work for himself and has not looked back since.

So, why Di Big Jerk? Chef-O has a passion for making delicious food for people and had a reputation within the restaurants he worked at for being in his words, “a big jerk”. We say that was just Chef-O working exceptionally hard to ensure his customers had a great experience while eating his food. Di Big Jerk has been opened for about 2 and a half years now and has quickly become thee place to go for delicious Caribbean cooking. He has some big plans for his food truck business in the near future including possibly opening a restaurant and perhaps franchising the concept.

You all know we are always on the hunt for new and exciting food trucks, so we got you covered with what to order the next time you visit Di Big Jerk. Chef-O’s favorite dishes are the jerk chicken and the egg rolls. These egg rolls are definitely a labor of love. He explained the process that goes into cooking them. First, you have to cook all the ingredients separately, wait until everything has cooled, roll everything together and fry to perfection. These little fried treats are Di Big Jerk’s number one best sellers. There are also some exciting updates coming to the menu soon, so stay tuned for that!

You will always know Di Big Jerk by their huge logo on the side of their food truck. It is actually Chef-O! While he was working with a sauce company, The Sauce Concept, to do a launch in Washington D.C., he took a picture and his friend who happens to be a graphic designer took that picture and made a cartoon version of Chef-O.

When you visit Chef-O at Di Big Jerk, you will experience eating a meal to remember. He works hard to create the ultimate culinary experience for every customer that stops by. Their food is all made from scratch (the sauces, rubs and even their burgers) and you can really taste the freshness when you try their delicious dishes. Chef-O even has a loyal customer who drives all the way from Port St. Lucie (almost a two-hour drive!) to eat their jerk dog and jerk chicken with rice and beans. It is just that good, trust us. We want to thank Chef-O for taking the time to sit with us and share his amazing story.

Until next time,

Kellee O.

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