Jackson Township, Monroe County – A local family is grabbing the keys and hitting the road with their new food truck this weekend. Executive Chef Jason Mahalik, his wife Jodi, and their oldest son, Matthew are ready to feed crowds.
The Casaculinarian truck will debut at Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery Saturday. "We're super excited. For one, I'll tell you that the place is just gorgeous. We love the rustic feel," said Jason. "We're just super excited to get the truck launched.
Jason spent almost 12 years as the Director of Operations for Classic Café Management in New Jersey. While there, he opened more than 50 corporate cafés in business buildings. He specializes in making fresh homemade cheeses.
Late last year, he decided it was time for a change and a job that would allow him to be closer to his three children in Middle Smithfiled Township. He started a blog, Casaculinarian. The term means "house chef." The blog inspires parents to keep the family together for dinner time with quick and simple recipes.
The blog grew into a catering company, which held its first event last weekend in Middle Smithfield Township.
Now, the family is ready to hit the road with their food truck.
The Casaculinarian truck will be open at Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery on Neola Road in Jackson Township Saturday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. They'll also be there on Saturday May 28 from noon until 6.
The Mahaliks have prepared a special menu that pairs well with wine. It includes margarita pizza, sliced cheese platters, grilled chicken on panela bread, and cannoli for dessert.
Photos courtesy Jason Mahalik