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Meet Gregoire Tillery of We Dat Food Truck in Los Angeles/Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gregoire Tillery.

Gregoire, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a young man studying through my undergraduate years, I often envisioned myself in a leadership position that made a difference. Watching those that have come before me develop into supervisors and directors pushed me into the field of Business where I focused on learning the keys to business management and marketing. After having my first taste of the corporate world during an internship with Nike, I knew my path ahead held so much more. With a “Just Do It” attitude, I graduated from Tuskegee University with a degree in Marketing and made and was afforded an opportunity to work with Frito Lay. During my early career with the organization, I was able to experience the day to day work life but knew that there was a thirst for more. I came to be inspired to take a leap into entrepreneurship after watching a show name Food Truck Wars. The fast-paced, hustle and grind that was displayed was one that I knew I wanted to pursue.

In 2013, after much prayers and meditation, I invested my life’s savings in the first We Dat’s Food Truck and launched what has been a non-stop evolution to what is known today as We Dat’s Enterprises. I am excited to have been able to realize my dream of entrepreneurship and to continue to touch the lives of so many of my team members, customers and communities that we serve. We Dat’s currently has four restaurant locations, two food trucks in 2 states, and a retail/wholesale line of dry seasoning. My vision is to continue to build a brand that is recognizable and respected neighborhoods throughout the United States. I am humble to have been able to reach this point in my life and do what I feel is the most important thing in this world….Keep my people fed is my only peace of mind now.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Starting a Food truck business was not easy. I found myself experiencing Murphy’s law on a daily basis. From parts breaking down to the truck being out of commission, but through hard work and perseverance I pushed through and am so happy and grateful to have endured the experience.

We Dat Food Truck – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
“We Dat” is built off of our team mantra… We do what is right… Always. Our fresh, made to order wings are our number one sellers. We have created our very own special blend of Original Creole Seasoning that is applied to most of our food offerings. Fresh, hot, flavorful food offerings delivered with a We Dat twist is what we offer to every customer that chooses to patronize our locations! I currently have four restaurants and one foodtruck in New Orleans and expanded to Los Angeles this year with our new Food truck.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success as living my true purpose and having a positive impact on people’s lives by uplifting them and inspiring them to think and act in ways that may not be normal for them. I want them to understand & Believe that anything is possible. God did for me & will do the same for them.

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