“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places and I wanted to be a part of that.”
WELCOME TO IDA-BELLE’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN
Founded on a deep adoration for our late housekeeper, Ida Bell. May her memory live through my hands.
Who is Ida-Belle?
Ida Bell Dassie was her name. She started out as our housekeeper but quickly became family. Ida didn't know how to read, write, or drive a car. My mom would pick her up and drop her off, taught her how to sign her name, assisted in her obtaining Social Security benefits and whatever else she may have needed during her time with us. Ida didn't have much but would always share her garden bounty, government peanut butter and "Ida-isms" just to name a few.
When I began this journey, I wanted the name to reflect something I could relate to and be proud of. Ida-Belle's Southern Kitchen fit that description perfectly. It's my way of honoring Ida and bridging the gap between two cultures that had one thing in common; we needed each other.
Ida has since passed away leaving behind many memories for us to look back and smile about while taking comfort in knowing we will be together again. I feel confident she is rocking in a well loved chair on the porch of her mansion in the sky.
May you feel a sense of comfort when you step up to my window, may each bite evoke a priceless memory for you in times past and may you know that I appreciate each and every chance I am given to cook for you and yours.
Vittles on Wheels
Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to enjoy a meal without feeling rushed. That’s where Ida-Belle’s Southern Kitchen comes in. Catch us at one of our locations in Havana, Tallahassee and surrounding areas.
Ida-Belle's Southern Kitchen doesn't stop at just food truckin'! Catering special events, office meetings, parties, etc. is another fun way to share a tailored menu with your guests.
TAKE & BAKE
Sometimes its nice to "grab n' go" supper without having to cook for the family! Ida-Belle's Southern Kitchen is an excellent option to serve your family a home cooked meal without taking away valuable time in the kitchen.
Weddings, Meetings, Etc.
There are lots of food trucks to choose from in our area, but there’s only one Ida-Belle’s Southern Kitchen. We love that you’re browsing our site, and would love to chat with you about your special event! Whether it be a wedding, meeting, girls night in, etc. I am confident that we can work on a menu together that will be an exceptional addition to your event.