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Longtime cook Chris Shook opens Fire and Knives with brisket, ribs and a lot more with sauces produced from scratch


PMG PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - Chris Shook opens Fire and Knives, a barbecue food cart, in Colton at 20777 S. Highway 211.

PMG PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - Fire and Knives offers a variety of menu items, all made from scratch.Hearth and Knives, a barbecue foodstuff truck, opened its window for the very first time Thursday, Jan. 7.

Situated in Colton at 20777 S. Freeway 211 right next to the Colton Coffee Enterprise, the substantial barbecue grill is now lit, and meals is geared up. The meals cart is owned and operate by longtime barbecue chef Chris Shook of Sandy.

The menu at Fire and Knives contains brisket, ribs, pulled pork, barbecued rooster, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and Hawaiian coleslaw. Shook said he uses his own solution recipes for the Fireplace and Knives barbecue sauce and meat rub.

“I don’t use cafe delivery foodstuff,” Shook explained. “All the things we serve is produced from scratch.”

Shook said he started cooking at the age of 6 when his initially accomplishment was a boiled egg. He claimed he was rather thrilled about it and, following that, he would sit on a stool beside his mom although she cooked and learned almost everything he could.

“Of training course,” he claimed, “by the time I was in significant faculty I was cooking most of the household meals.”

Just after substantial faculty, Shook joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a cook dinner. He was stationed at the Hawaii Maritime Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Oahu, Hawaii. Next his company, Shook used time as a chef in eating places in California.

“When the economic downturn strike and occasions were challenging down there, I moved up to Oregon and commenced my personal cooking and catering business enterprise and labored as a barbecue chef at the Moda Heart,” Shook said.

Shook went out on his own investing in a barbecue food stuff truck and catering events. His cart was previous parked in Damascus, but 1 of his personnel, Travers Rogers, is from Colton. His mom, Cheryllann Rogers, had owned the Colton Prepare dinner Shack, and which is how the relationship took place. The Fire and Knives truck is parked in the exact same location as the former cart. Rogers said she is positive the new enterprise will do great.

“We’re right by the freeway,” Shook said of the South Freeway 211 web site. “It is wonderful and visible with straightforward accessibility.”

To make the complete point a very little far more enjoyment, Shook built his barbecue from scratch. He experienced been searching for just the correct products when he transpired to be driving by an apple farm and saw a drinking water tank for sale. He stated it took him 6 months (and about 730 curse terms) to get it all set for use, but it is and it is primed.

On his to start with day open in Colton, persons ended up stopping by for menus. 1 truck driver stopped, obtained a consume at Colton Coffee and a sandwich from Shook. He was smiling all the way again to his automobile.

Later on that first night the new barbecue truck bought fast paced, so fast paced in fact that Shook is now heading to be open each night till 7 p.m. (or till the final customer is served), instead of his projected 6 p.m. He said when soccer game titles and occasions are back at the substantial university they will continue to be open up to provide buyers.

“The to start with evening open and we have been super occupied,” Shook claimed. “We are ramping up for a pretty active weekend, so we will be prepared.”

Shook has three substantial college learners, which includes Travers Rogers, hired and serving to. The truck opens at 11 a.m. They quickly will start out to provide each day specials, so look at out the Fire and Knives Facebook web page to keep up to date.

“I want to do some thing excellent for Colton,” Shook stated, “and will have the pretty most effective foodstuff that can be created.”

The menu is obtainable on the Fireplace and Knives Fb web page and you can location your get forward of time by contacting 503-381-8345, You also can get in touch with Shook about catering weddings and activities.

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