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Pamplin Media Team – Barbecue foods truck opens in Colton

Longtime cook Chris Shook opens Fire and Knives with brisket, ribs and more with sauces built 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 meals truck, opened its window for the initial time Thursday, Jan. 7.

Found in Colton at 20777 S. Highway 211 suitable future to the Colton Coffee Organization, the big barbecue grill is now lit, and food items is geared up. The food stuff cart is owned and operate by longtime barbecue chef Chris Shook of Sandy.

The menu at Fireplace and Knives incorporates brisket, ribs, pulled pork, barbecued chicken, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and Hawaiian coleslaw. Shook stated he employs his have key recipes for the Fire and Knives barbecue sauce and meat rub.

“I don’t use cafe delivery foods,” Shook stated. “Every little thing we serve is produced from scratch.”

Shook explained he commenced cooking at the age of 6 when his very first accomplishment was a boiled egg. He claimed he was quite energized about it and, just after that, he would sit on a stool beside his mother while she cooked and figured out all the things he could.

“Of course,” he said, “by the time I was in higher university I was cooking most of the family members foods.”

After significant school, Shook joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a cook. He was stationed at the Hawaii Maritime Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Oahu, Hawaii. Following his service, Shook invested time as a chef in places to eat in California.

“When the economic downturn strike and situations have been really hard down there, I moved up to Oregon and started out my have cooking and catering business and worked as a barbecue chef at the Moda Middle,” Shook explained.

Shook went out on his personal investing in a barbecue foods truck and catering events. His cart was very last parked in Damascus, but a single of his staff, Travers Rogers, is from Colton. His mother, Cheryllann Rogers, experienced owned the Colton Cook dinner Shack, and which is how the link occurred. The Hearth and Knives truck is parked in the exact site as the previous cart. Rogers mentioned she is sure the new company will do wonderful.

“We’re suitable by the highway,” Shook mentioned of the South Highway 211 internet site. “It is pleasant and visible with simple obtain.”

To make the entire thing a minimal extra enjoyable, Shook built his barbecue from scratch. He experienced been seeking for just the correct gear when he took place to be driving by an apple farm and observed a h2o tank for sale. He mentioned it took him six months (and about 730 curse phrases) to get it prepared for use, but it is and it is primed.

On his to start with working day open up in Colton, persons have been stopping by for menus. One truck driver stopped, got a consume at Colton Espresso and a sandwich from Shook. He was smiling all the way back again to his automobile.

Later that initial evening the new barbecue truck got active, so fast paced in reality that Shook is now going to be open each and every night until eventually 7 p.m. (or until finally the past customer is served), alternatively of his projected 6 p.m. He reported when football game titles and activities are back again at the superior faculty they will stay open up to serve prospects.

“The very first evening open up and we were being super busy,” Shook claimed. “We are ramping up for a very fast paced weekend, so we will be ready.”

Shook has three superior university learners, such as Travers Rogers, hired and helping. The truck opens at 11 a.m. They soon will start off to provide each day specials, so look at out the Hearth and Knives Facebook page to continue to keep updated.

“I want to do something very good for Colton,” Shook mentioned, “and will have the pretty finest food items that can be produced.”

The menu is available on the Fire and Knives Fb webpage and you can area your purchase in advance of time by calling 503-381-8345, You also can call Shook about catering weddings and gatherings.

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