August 14, 2018 – Make way for a new food truck rolling out on the streets of Santa Cruz next week. With an Asian-Mexican fusion menu, Union Foodie Truck is a dream-come-true for owner Rachel Thompson—a former culinary school instructor and longtime chef at The Buttery café.
“Growing up, my family was all about food,” Thompson says. “It is a family of artists, but it took me awhile to realize that food is my form of self-expression.” She trained in the Cabrillo Culinary Arts program and ended up opening the Corner Café at The Buttery, designing the menu and putting in 15-hour days in the kitchen.
Later she worked for the Professional Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) in Campbell, where she started out giving cooking demos at … Read More