Forget your typical cheap, greasy fare — Rove Wandering Kitchen is a different kind of food truck.
Toting an exterior of gunpowder grey with gold rivets, the eye-catching truck is a long-anticipated dream of twins Devon and Tavis Shute. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, the Shute brothers have many skills from diverse backgrounds in the restaurant industry.
Devon was previously sous-chef at Atlas Cafe, and executive chef at Avenue Bistro. He is a culinary artist who creates fresh, seasonally-inspired dishes with a gourmet twist — flavours that are bright and unique to the Comox Valley.
Tavis has worked in local restaurants, most recently bartending at the Blackfin Pub for nearly a decade.
Their wandering kitchen features a wandering menu as the made-from-scratch offerings change with the seasons. With choices ranging from hand-cut fries to roasted cauliflower korma and thyme-infused bone broth, patrons will find something for lunch and dinner.
Why is the food so good?
“The low overhead cost of running a truck instead of a restaurant allows us to spend more on quality ingredients. The goal is to offer people restaurant-quality food at takeout prices,” Devon said.
Rove Wandering Kitchen can be found at Lewis Park on weekdays, and markets and festivals on weekends. It is also available for catering.
Follow it on Instagram and Facebook @rove.kitchen