Purple Basil is a new food truck that provides personalized Italian cuisine around Central Wisconsin. Our goal is simple, we want you to create your own customizable pasta from a variety of options that can be enjoyed from any location. Veteran owned and operated, Carolina and Taylor are excited to be serving you!
Texan through and through, since I could remember I always found a reason to cook for family and friends. I received my degree in Culinary Arts from South Texas College and moved to California to further my career as a Chef. As much as I loved it I ended up I setting my culinary dream aside and joined the Army. During this time, I looked for opportunities to continue cooking for others wether it be family, friends or co-workers. As I left the service, I remembered my father's advice to always do what makes one happy. Following those wise words I knew that cooking for others is the definition of true bliss for me. Not only does it bring joy to my life, but it is a passion true to my heart.
Born and raised in Central Wisconsin, its customs and traditions have been a part of me wherever I went. With the urge to experience something more in life, I enlisted in the Army which changed my life for the better. During my travels, I was introduced to the food-truck industry and fell in love with the flavors, mobile availability, and overall culture. After the military, life brought me back to Wisconsin to continue my higher education at UW-Stevens Point. I soon found myself missing the diverse atmosphere and the enjoyment I got from a variety of food choices all within steps of each other. My inner foodie is excited to be part of this growing industry and it is motivating to be able to introduce another option to this area.
Carolina and Taylor met in 2012 while in the military and worked together in San Antonio, TX, Colorado Springs, CO and overseas. Their friendship grew while exploring different cultures and foods around the country and abroad. Good food, great conversations, and their desire to be entrepreneurs, brought them closer with time. After they finished their time in the military, Taylor persuaded Carolina to move to Wisconsin with amazing summers full of endless activities and some cheese curds. (He failed to mention the winters...) With time they realized good food brings people together and created a concept that's unique and flavorful. They want to share their love of food and family while also making a positive impact on the community through their dishes. They hope you join them on this new journey!
Fun Fact: Purple Basil is an actual herb! There are several species that can be found across various regions in North America and Thailand.
Basil is one of our favorite herbs to use in the kitchen, especially sweet basil. Its flavor and aroma adds a unique taste to any dish. Although its preferred not to let it flower, with its delicate form, it looks lovely once it does.
As much as we love basil, our name isn't solely to represent the herb. Purple just happens to be Carolina's favorite color as well as it holds a deeper significance to her. Purple is international recognized as a symbol of women, their achievements gained and those yet to come.
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