Cajun Skillet food truck has gotten a name for itself with its delicious Cajun dishes “well-seasoned and cooked with love.”
Husband and wife duo, Steven and Shantrese Gillam, were born and raised in New Orleans. They moved to the Austin area after Hurricane Katrina and brought that Louisiana hospitality and charm with them.
The Gillams say New Orleans food is often imitated, but the recipes they cook up at their food truck is the way Cajun should be done.
How they started
At first, the Gilliams hosted parties and events personally for friends and families, and everyone gave them rave reviews about their food. So, they decided to see if they could take it the next level by opening up their truck in 2016.
While the couple is based in Cedar Park, their food truck travels to weddings, events, and festivals across Texas.
“If you want some real Cajun in Texas, the only place I would recommend is Cajun Skillet. #Foodies #GetYourCajunOn” J. Bowker, Facebook Review
What’s on the menu?
They have a variety of Cajun dishes for you to enjoy. Some of the most notable are their chicken and sausage gumbo, stuffed shrimp, fried fish, 5-cheese mac and cheese, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, bread pudding, their “Who made the potato salad?” potato salad, and their famous basil lemonade.
What’s a customer favorite?
Dirty balls…and the name is just as “wow” as the taste. This customer favorite consists of dirty rice rolled into a ball, breaded, and then deep-fried to perfection.
The Gilliams said they are excited to participate in the Soul Food Truck Fest so that more people can experience the Cajun Skillet taste and so that they can serve next to other talented, minority food truck owners.