Nick Neveau has arrived in Naples! After loading up his food truck and trailer, Nick drove more than 1,200 miles from Michigan to Naples to spend the next two months with our Fire & Rice team. Now that he’s here, Fire & Rice is working at 33.33% greater capacity during our busiest time of year, and we couldn’t be happier!
Nick Neveau: Fire & Rice Franchisee
Nick owns Fire & Rice franchises in Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan and is excited to spend some time in sunny Southwest Florida while his team holds down the fort up north. Nick has a passion for paella and the Fire & Rice business and looks forward to learning more about Naples’ operations and growth opportunities while he’s in town.
Though Nick has been in the restaurant business for most of his career, he’s always been fascinated by the food truck scene in San Francisco, Portland, and Austin. Attached to the industry, he wanted to own his own food truck for as long as he can remember. When he was introduced to Fire & Rice founder, Chef Paul Schmidgall, Nick was immediately impressed with the paella food truck concept. While most food trucks serve hot dogs, burgers, fries, and pizza, Fire & Rice is different experience altogether, and Nick saw it as a great opportunity.
When people see a Fire & Rice food truck, they know there’s delicious paella and fun to be had by all. Our chefs cook paella out in front for everyone to see, and excitement and warmth fill the air. People are drawn to the energy of the preparation process and enjoy coming together in a communal dining experience. And when they taste the paella, it exceeds every expectation. It’s fun, exciting, and unique – something people remember, look forward to, and return to time and again.
Another thing that drew Nick to Fire & Rice is the scalability of the business. One night he may be catering a party of ten, and the next day he’s serving 1,000 people at a Mo Pop Festival in Detroit. The settings are so diverse, and he enjoys interacting with people as they come together and delight in the magnificent paella and communal dining experience.
Just rounding out his third year as a Fire & Rice franchisee, Nick has seen tremendous growth and couldn’t be happier with his choice to own the business. As he embraces his time here in Naples, we look forward to sharing in his experience.
Visit Us at the Fire & Rice Catering Food Truck in Naples & Marco Island!
If you’re in the Naples Area, come down to our food truck and try our magnificent paella, join in the fun, and meet Nick Neveau! You can find us at the Third Street Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM and at the Marco Island Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. If you can’t get down early, make sure to pre-order, and we’ll put some delicious paella aside for you before it runs out.
If you’re interested in learning more about Fire & Rice catering or becoming a franchisee, call us at 239-269-8857. We look forward to sharing the ultimate paella experience with you.