LOCAL ROOTS IS A TRAVELING FOOD TRUCK SERVIng DISHES MADE FROM LOCAL INGREDIENTS, SHARED BY SOUTHERN SOULS.
Look for us traveling through Tuscaloosa, Alabama!
Grab your friends and family... and Go Back to Your Roots.
"We are all rooted in something. At Local Roots, we are deeply rooted in the belief that a good meal has the power to bring people together, and that breaking bread with others is an experience that feeds our souls as much as it feeds our bodies.
Much of our inspiration comes from our generational roots, especially my grandfather, Harold Willcutt. Harold was a hard-working, southern man, who loved his garden. To him his garden was his way of life. No matter how long his days, he would always take pride and joy in tending to his crops. They were delicious- full of colors and flavors- and watching him care for the food he was growing was inspirational and even spiritual. That's why for us, there is nothing better than growing a crop from good soil, and sharing it with others. We believe that is one of the greatest ways to connect with someone, and it is the purpose behind everything we do here at Local Roots."
- Dustin Spruill, Owner
Beau first moved to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama, and he got a job at DePalmas restaurant. Captivated by his love for food, he decided to pursue his career as a professional chef full time. Equipped with experience from jobs at several local Tuscaloosa restaurants, Beau seized the opportunity to work with the legendary Frank Stitt at Bottega in Birmingham, Alabama. His time spent learning under Stitt is where he grew his appreciation for cooking seasonally with local ingredients. He continued learning the value of fresh farm produce, meats, dairy and wine through his next adventure, which took him to California working under Chef Josh Silvers of Syrah Bistro. He took his first job as Executive Chef at Dream Farm restaurant in San Angelo, California, and was featured in
Marin Magazine for a farmer’s market dinner. His connection to seasonal cooking and fusing the best ingredients in his cuisine is stronger than ever and now brings him back to his roots in Tuscaloosa where he is proudly cooking as the Executive Chef for Local Roots.