Chef Patrick Sartin started serving lunches out of his Harvest Mobile Cuisine just a couple of weeks ago. I spoke to him as he was parked at the Arrow Wine store in Centerville trying to drum up some customers for his new venture. He shared that his goal “is to get folks to think about what you’re putting in your bodies. I want you to feel full after eating, but also healthy. I want to show people it can be cost effective eating locally sourced food and they’ll feel physically feel better and be supporting the local economy.”
As a youngster he cooked at several local eateries before heading off to the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation in 2002, he cooked from Colorado to Maine, and he’s spent the last 7 years overseeing the daily operations in hotel kitchens and large catering facilities up and down the east coast.
With his new mobile venture, which he’ll use for street vending, catering, and exposure of flavor, Patrick hopes to spread the knowledge of cuisine he has gathered through his extensive travels and hopes to show how important it is to get back to the simplicity of cooking, using local ingredients. Patrick’s current menu- seen to the right here, is what he describes as hearty winter food. He hopes to change it up in March, when he’ll be able to source some local ingredients through an alliance with Patchwork Gardens in Trotwood.
For now he’s hoping to schedule lunch stops all across town and you’ll be able to track him down by the calendar he’ll post on his website about 10 days in advance.
Here’s where you’ll find him today and tomorrow:
Fri, Jan 18, 11:30am – 2pm Real Art Design Group – 520 East First Street, Downtown
Sat, Jan 19 11:30am- 3pm 4480 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek
If you’d like to schedule him to bring the truck to your office parking lot, he’ll even put together a lunch special- just for your employees. It could be soup, a sandwich and chips for $10. If he’s parked in your office complex, Patrick encourages folks to text in your lunch order from the office and can even have runners deliver it to you. You can reach Harvest Mobile Cuisine at 937-475-7423.
Chef Sartin shared his long term goal is to do catering for special events. Check him out and consider him when planning your company picnic, family reunion or next party!