Meet the Chef
Having begun cooking in pro-kitchens at the age of 14, Royal brings his expertise as a culinary professional to Savoury Eats. With southern roots from Atlanta Georgia, Royal Gunter is a classically trained chef that has worked along side Master Chefs, James Beard Winners and Michelin Star Chefs to provide the ultimate fine dining experience.
Cooking Style - Globally influenced with a touch of southern charm.
Meet Royal Gunter: Chef & Co-Owner
We had the good fortune of connecting with Royal Gunter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Royal, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. It may be a cliche answer amongst Chefs, but how Bourdaine pegged our culture, the grit and grind is amazing. The culinary world is a love hate game. The book helped you realize that it’s gonna get messy, temperatures will rise, you’re gonna hate your cook next to you momentarily only to forget about it over drinks at 2 a.m.
Savoury Eats is combining gastropub dining with classic Southern soul to craft a brand new food truck experience, and that's before you even pay. The truck's equipped with mobile ordering that lets you choose your order, and lets you know it's ready via text alert.
Once you grab your grub, get ready for some of the finest dishes in Florida, mobile or otherwise - from a classic Chicken and Waffle 'wich that pleases both sides of your palette to Korean Kalbi short ribs over fried rice. The influences run wide and the taste runs deep on a menu that's made to enhance your borders and satisfy you down to your very roots. There's no other food truck in Ft. Lauderdale that offers the same mix of inspiration and ingenuity - both onboard, and alongside. To round it all off, all ingredients are local whenever possible, as well as sustainable
Savoury Eats Kitchen opens Due South Brewery's Taproom as a Restaurant
Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach got its food-service license a few weeks ago, formalizing a partnership with the Savoury Eats food truck that has been on-site for years. The relationship has been so successful that Savoury Eats upgraded to a permanent kitchen built out of a shipping container.
Due South is serving beer and food in a “warehouse beer-garden seating,” with bay doors open and 50-percent capacity. “We are following the full Palm Beach County and up guidelines on basically running as a restaurant. Because that’s technically what we are now,” Fairall says.
Royal Gunter and his popular mobile Savoury Eats Kitchen will set up shop permanently for lunch (beginning at 11 a.m.) and dinner Tuesday-Sunday at Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach beginning Sept. 15 (Facebook.com/SavouryEatsKitchen, Facebook.com/DueSouthBrewing).