The Taco Truck may be best known for its addictive pollo asado tortas, but we’d like to introduce you to the person preparing these popular dishes. Meet Trevor St. Pierre, manager of The Taco Truck, in our latest installment of Faces Behind the Food. For hours and locations of all of our vendors, see High Line Food.
Tell us about yourself and your passion for food and drink, including any fun or unusual facts that we might not know. (Any secret talents, perhaps?)
I've always loved cooking, especially for other people or whenever someone comes to visit. I'm the one who wakes up early to cook breakfast for everyone else! I cook all the classics: eggs, bacon, hash browns. Sometimes I make a traditional Trinidadian-style salt fish.
As far as fun and unusual facts about me, I'm working on my first full-length hip-hop album. I've also trained in a few different kung fu styles. My passion for hip-hop wasn't a choice, however. I have an older brother by 12 years who used to make me beat box for him. He experienced the movement as it started. As I got older, I started writing rhymes. Now when I see him—no matter what—I have to flow! It’s instinctual. I even make foodie references in my rhymes!
What do you love about your location on the High Line?
I love the energy, the faces and stories. And, of course, the view! The park is a really lively place—people are never without a smile and laughter. It’s hard not be inspired by the vibrancy around me. I am a lucky guy.
You interact with hundreds of customers each day. Share your favorite memory with us.
I'm very talkative and have no problem starting a conversation with anyone. Once I sat down for my own lunch break with a customer and had one of the most entertaining conversations with this woman. We connected. Spontaneous connections like this happen all the time on the park.
The Taco Truck is located the High Line at West 15th Street, and is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily through October 18.