Nonnie’s Kitchen Serves Homemade Italian Cuisine in North Smithfield | New
NORTH SMITHFIELD – A couple from North Smithfield have achieved their long-standing goal of opening Nonnie’s Kitchen, a new food truck specializing in homemade Italian and American cuisine.
Husband and wife team Chris and Nicole Piascik launched Nonnie’s Kitchen on October 10. Chris Piascik said opening a food truck was something they had wanted to do for a long time and finally got the chance last summer.
âI work in the software industry, so I needed to find a new industry to work in,â he said. “I had worked in restaurant and catering when I was younger, so I thought why not.”
Nonnie’s Kitchen is run entirely by the family and the couple don’t consider hiring outside help unless the opportunity presents itself in the future, Piascik said. He works from home and says having the flexibility for the food truck has been helpful.
âRight now we’re doing it part-time. My wife and I are keeping our full-time jobs to see if we can make it work and manage operations, âhe said. âWorking from home helps a lot, but balancing a full-time job with the food truck can be a challenge, in addition to the other responsibilities of starting a business. “
The Piasciks get their children to help out when they can and say they find it nice to work alongside their families.
“My oldest son worked the most, it’s good for him to gain experience,” said Piascik. “It’s also a good opportunity to be able to spend time with him.”
Nonnie’s Kitchen specializes in homemade Italian and American cuisine. They plan to rotate the menu over time as they see the dishes people like.
Piascik said that while the food truck may not be as active during the winter months as it is in the warmer weather, the company has worked with breweries and wineries for events and can often serve as food. food on weekends.
The food truck will also be available for events such as weddings, parties, tailgates and corporate events, he said.
âThis seems to be a good outlet during the winter as they will remain open, as many food truck events close for the winter and resume in the spring,â he added. âWhen spring comes, we will start organizing more local events again. “
Nonnie’s Kitchen primarily serves North Smithfield, Providence, Woonsocket, Cranston and Warwick, but Piascik said they are open to other cities as well.