Latin-Centric Food Truck
*All Platters Come With Cauldron Curtido*
Find Their Schedule Here: Roadies Diner Schedule
A Little About them:
With more than 20 years of experience, William has worked his way up the culinary ladder since the age of 15. He is a graduate of the professional culinary program at New York’s French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) and has worked in several well-known NYC kitchens including 21 Club, The Mark Hotel, Craft, Hotel on Rivington and Cesca. In 2007, he returned to his alma mater where he worked as a chef-instructor for 8 years in the program from which he graduated.
William’s culinary inspiration is global, with a particular attachment to Latin American cuisine. This stems from years of travel and sharing kitchens with cooks from all over the world. He takes pride in putting a refined, yet truck-appropriate, spin on all his food.
Erica’s path to the culinary world wasn’t so direct. Growing up in a small upstate New York town, her passion was writing. And eating. And writing about eating. She obtained a journalism degree from SUNY New Paltz and worked as a food writer for nearly a decade. As the publishing field became fickle and flooded, she decided to pursue a more stable career in law. But after years of working in large NYC firms, passion beat out stability and she soon found herself enrolled in culinary school.
Will and Erica’s relationship began when they met in the kitchens of the French Culinary Institute. With a shared love of food and a mutual desire for an entrepreneurial existence, the two quickly became partners in life…and soon after, partners in business.
They launched their first company, Brooklyn Bean, in 2011. Based in farmers markets throughout NYC, the duo produced a line of frozen products, sold regionally-grown heirloom beans and offered prepared foods like burritos, soups and chili. It was their success with Brooklyn Bean that ultimately led them to start Roadies Diner in New York's Hudson Valley region.
Inspired by its thriving food truck scene, in 2016 Will and Erica relocated their operation to the Greater Boston area.