Christy DeWade shows off the food at the Cadillac Kitchen in Bellevue, wearing a shirt saying ‘Bellevue Represent’ on them on May 31. Nick Allen photo.
Nicholas L. M. Allen
Jun 7, 2023
The food truck opened near the end of May and features the cooking talents of Mike Boyd.
Cadillac Kitchen, a new food truck in the Crowsnest Pass, is set up at the Bellevue Campground. The food truck opened near the end of May and features the cooking talents of Mike Boyd.
Boyd said he has four years baking techniques and two years at Stratford’s Chef School. He also added he was on the Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada for two years in a row. Now he will be home for the first summer in eight years.
“I’m living the dream man; this is my passion. Feeding local people real food,” said Boyd.
Boyd went on to say the menu is a real representation of himself. The menu includes some classics such as Caesar salad and Caeser wraps, although there are some more unique items available. One of which is Tibb’s Fries, which he explained is a “little Newfie tradition” for fries.
“We always run a poutine, I mean, we are a food truck,” added Boyd on May 31, “We [even have] mac and cheese egg rolls today.”
He also said they use nothing but real chicken, not the “pump stuff” you can get. They also fry up walleye on Fridays directly from Manitoba out of Lake Winnipeg.
Boyd also made sure to show off the shirt he was wearing with “Bellevue Represents” across the front.
“I got the best seat in the house. I look at the crow every day, the campground, this whole town. I could walk to work in five minutes. This is home... It’s pretty awesome to say,” said Boyd.
He talked about the hurdles they faced, including the $5 million in liability required to operate in the Pass.
“They rewrote their policy last year, so we’re the first ones. Every process was, ‘we don’t know how to do this’, we’re doing it for the first time. It’s pretty awesome,” explained Boyd.
He talked about setting the truck up at some upcoming events around the Pass. He said they had to bow out of Crowfest, but will be present for Bellecrest Days on June 17. He said there will be three trucks there from 12 to 5 p.m. but they have been asked to stay for 5 to 10 p.m. for the beer garden.
“Even on the application form, they wanted to know what I was doing, and I said, ‘surprise’. We’re going to change it up all day long. I’m not offering the same food all day long,” said Boyd.
Boyd said there are plans to get a smoker and begin to include brisket options into the menu such as brisket poutine. More information can be found on the Cadillac Kitchens Facebook page, facebook.com/ChefMikeBoyd.