Food Truck: Spotlight: Grillin Villain
Vincent – The Master of the Grill and Gigs
Vincent’s love of creating perfect deli sandwiches has led to a fulfilling career in the food industry. Vincent was born in Queens and raised in Baldwin where he started working in a German deli at a young age. Despite being assigned the grunt work and learning the in-and-outs of operating a deli, Vincent was hooked by the conversations with regulars and the camaraderie they brought.
Before he was able to open his own deli, Vincent managed a bread route that would take him onto the movie set of a Bronx Tale. Through a friend, Vincent became an extra in the movie. While on set he noticed the lavish spread of catering that arrived each day.
Vincent realized there was an opportunity in catering and began his next chapter in the food industry. He hung up his bread route and opened a deli in Patchogue.
Through his industry connections, Vincent became the caterer to many famous musical acts ranging from The Allman Brothers to Billy Joel. At times the job could be stressful but Vincent enjoyed every second of it, even when dealing with odd requests, like the time he had to remove all green M&Ms from a candy dish. After serving a range of musical acts, Vincent sold the deli and achieved his dream of owning a food truck and launched Grillin Villain during the pandemic.
On the Menu: Deli Classics
No deli sandwich is off limits for the Grillin Villain. The menu is stacked full of premium meats and cheeses that can be prepared on either a char grill or flat top grill. Grillin Villain is a powerhouse of a New York deli on wheels.
Aside from the standard deli essentials, like corned beef and pastrami, Grillin Villain offers weekly off-menu specials. While the specials vary from week-to-week, the fresh chicken cutlet selection remains a tried and true favorite among his customer.