When and how did your love of food start?
Probably sparked a serious interest in high school when I had to take over the cooking duties when my mum got sick, but stems from a long line of feeders and two very amazing Grandmothers from different backgrounds who could cook amazing food and a mum who always put the love into her food.
How did you get involved in the food business?
12 years ago there was a franchise business opportunity I bought into with my Dad, that introduced me to the food game and taught me structure in a food business. A fair way into it I started looking around at other options of different food businesses I could be more creative with and put my own stamp on.
What made you decide to get into the food truck game?
I rarely watch movies, but any TV shows or movies that involve a food story have me hooked. I just happened to be watching "chef" one Sunday afternoon and it suddenly flooded me with ideas and sparked a flame (as cliche as that sounds) that this is what I wanted to do. The excitement, the freedom and the never ending opportunities really grabbed me.
What is the philosophy of the feel good Foodie?
The Feel Good Foodie is all about globally inspired, healthy street food that reflects our wonderfully diverse Australian community.
Our food will fill you up without weighing you down. It’ll fill your belly and make it happy! To Cook is to love!
What's the best thing about having a food truck?
Working outdoors with my team and serving our customers fresh food that is good for them and that I'm proud of. I enjoy mingling with different people from all walks of life and convincing them that healthy food can not only be good for them, but can also taste delicious. I also look forward to pumping out our food at local events - the rush of the busyness excites me and our team works exceptionally well together, makes me very happy and proud.
The Feel Good Foodie now offers coffee which is an exciting addition to offer our customers
What is your favourite food to cook at home?
Anything for loved ones. Our family favourite is our mum's spaghetti bolognese. Everyone has a different recipe for this classic but ours is the best! Ha ha!!
Favourite NQ destination?
Magnetic Island, Tablelands or The Whitsundays - hard to pick! I love the water, but love the smell of the tablelands and the lushness of the land up there.