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Chef shares world of flavor, one stop at a time

by on October 04, 2018 11:49 AM

Chef shares world of flavor, one stop at a time

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STATE COLLEGE — There is just something fun about getting meals from a food truck. And, the World’s Fare food truck makes it an even more fun experience with a multicultural, ever-changing menu.

For chef Michael Marx, the food truck gives him an opportunity to share different foods that he loves to make. Having owned and operated multiple restaurants for many years in Baltimore, he and his wife, Jennifer, came back to her hometown to jump into the food truck scene in 2015, and haven’t looked back since.

The menu for World Fare Catering changes weekly. Marx said his customers are often looking forward to seeing what his next creation might be. In addition to foods from Marx's Mexican and barbecue restaurant background, the truck offers Thai, Middle Eastern, classic French, Eastern European, French, Cajun, regional Italian and more flavors. Marx relishes mixing up and preparing foods that are hard to find in this area.

Setting up shop at many farmers markets, Marx has made strong connections with local farmers, providing “honest-to-goodness” locally sourced food. This allows him to stay in season with his dishes, which are all freshly made to order.  And, while many might think of a food truck as a cramped cooking space, Marx's vehicle is an efficient space, custom-fitted with the equipment from his former restaurants that allows him to expertly cook his fresh menu options.

Marx's truck also serves as a mobile catering business, and he can cook on the truck for any event. If local businesses are sick of the same old pizza or hoagies at lunch meetings, World’s Fare can supply an alternative, with a food truck parked in the company lot ready to create lunch orders on the spot. And, his wife creates the truck's confections and baked goods, offering something for all tastes.

Every Monday, Marx posts his truck's location on World Fare's Facebook page. He  said he is looking into setting up shop in a traditional restaurant location in Centre County sometime in the future, but for now he is happy to be out and about meeting new customers in his mobile kitchen.

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