We are Nick Hunter (the guy out front, talking to anyone who will listen and selling to anyone that wants to try some of our southern-inspired food), Steve Klatt (the guy who is cooking & singing one minute and running down the street to drum up business the next) and Brandon Lapp (the guy with all the one-liners and the work horse when it comes to prep): the owners and chefs behind the Braised in the South Food Truck that serves southern-inspired food with the creativity you would expect from three classically-trained Charleston, S.C. chefs.
After meeting early in our careers at the 5 star Kiawah Island Golf Resort, we all branched out and did our own thing while climbing the culinary “ladder.” No matter where we were in the Charleston area culinary scene, we always stayed in touch but never thought we would go into business together until we were selected to be on Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” – a competition across the southern United States to find out who the best food truck in the south is! We worked so well as a team and had so much success and such a good time that we knew we had to keep Braised in the South going and turn it into a household name – and that is exactly what we are doing.
Our mission is to support local businesses while providing excellent products and great service. We are family-oriented and driven by spending quality time with our wives and children. So, rather it be serving off of our food truck, or catering that special event for you, we guarantee a fun, relaxing, stress-free time with your family and friends that will have you asking yourself “when can we do this again?!”
We love to be around people and to see the expression on their faces when they try our food, and we love to give the best service and hospitality possible. We pride ourselves on consistently bringing you some of the best food you have ever had off a truck, or the best food you have ever had – period! We look forward to getting the chance to show you what the three guys from Braised in the South are really all about!