The folks at Noble Knots are all about family.
“I grew up in a pretty large, eccentric family” says Kate, ”about twenty of us would go to grandmas every weekend to have these giant meals… [Cooking] reminds me of family, and growing up.”
“This is a family business–we like to have a personal touch.” Says Kelley.
Kate began cooking when she was marooned in France with her parents for a summer. She was a teenager. “I really just didn’t know what to do with myself; I was bored and started cooking to entertain myself.” Doubtless, she longed for the familiarity of her extended Sunday dinners.
In Paris, Kate was exposed to a whole new world of food; “Shopping for food was a much more intimate and educational experience. . .Every purchase involved a conversation with the shop owner who was always passionate about what they were selling and where it came from.”
Kate eventually went on to manage the Seaport Hotel’s Kitchen in Boston- a rewarding but somehow sterile version of what she came to associate with being a chef. It was less about creating great food and more about managing people.
Kelley’s experience lies in “the corporate world” of accounting.
And so, the pair decided to put their professional skills together while pursuing a more personally fullfilling and community oriented service. This took form in the food truck which came to be known as Noble Knots.
“I was on a pretzel kick! I was just eating them all the time. This was before the pretzel craze, mind you– I would go to Stop and Shop and get bags of them.” Says Kelley. “I thought, why not put a sandwich on a pretzel?”
“This industry is still all about the bottom line, what comes in and what goes out, but I don’t have to sit at a desk!” Says Kelley.
Noble Knots utilizes the comfort of southern flavors to make their customers feel cared for, but modernizes their robust sandwiches with the twist of a pretzel.
The result is a perfectly filling, well balanced sandwich that lies somewhere between street food, upscale BBQ and good ol fashioned home cookin–a great example of the New American Cuisine.
In short, “They got real good food, is what they got,” says Bubbles, a regular since Noble Knots opened in April of 2013.
You can Find Noble Knots at Kennedy Plaza every Tuesday and Friday from Noon until Two. To see what other great food trucks frequent the Plaza, click here!