From an early age, Jay was always interested in culinary arts. Whether he was watching cooking shows on TV or helping his mother cook, he knew he was destined to become a chef. While studying at The Culinary Institute of America, Jay learned various cuisines but he was constantly drawn back to his family roots of southern cooking. In order to master the art of cajun/creole cuisine, Jay moved to the heart and soul of where it all began… New Orleans, Louisiana. There he worked in the French Quarter for Emeril Lagasse at NOLA Restaurant and later at the Ritz Carlton. When Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005, Jay was forced to move back home. After years of being away from “The Big Easy” (aka New Orleans) and with much encouragement from his wife, Jay decided to open a food truck where he could share his love of New Orleans cuisine with New Jersey! Catch Jay on the The French Quarter food truck along with his wife and co-owner, Robyn. His mother, Judy and brother, Rob can also be spotted on the truck. Jay’s father, Ray also helps out by watching over the couple’s other love, their 4 year old boxer, Mugsy.