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Episode from the podcastMoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Jarrod Prince - Owner/Chef Copper Kitchen Food Truck & Co-Owner/Pit Master Prince & King Smoked Meats Company

Released Monday, 19th July 2021
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Having grown up in Texas, Jarrod played many organized sports all such as football, baseball, golf, track, & tennis. He then graduated from Meridian High School in Meridian, TX., & joined the US Navy obtaining an SSBI-(which stands for Single Scope Background Investigation, for a Top Secret Clearance-serving 4 years & did a combat tour in Iraq/Persian Gulf…not TOO shabby!
Jarrod then got out of the Navy & started attending McClennan Community College, while working as a Defense Contractor L-3 Communications, doing security. Part of duties included security for President George W. Bush when he would go to his Crawford, Texas Ranch.  He even worked with Secret Service & Local law enforcement agencies.
He then transferred to the Univ. of North Texas, spending 2 semesters, before transferring to Tarleton State Univ., which is a part of the Texas A&M System, where he graduated in 2008,  with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science.
While at Tarleton he even joined the esteemed brotherhood of Sigma Chi International Fraternity AND served as Philanthropy Chair. Upon his 2008 graduation, he moved to Jacksonville, FL where he then re-enlisted in the United States Army. After numerous schools, he was finally stationed at Ft. Knox, KY in the Big Red 1, 3rd Combat Brigade.
Then he was deployed to Afghanistan, spent a yr. there at the Forward Operating Base Gardez high in the mountains on the border of Pakistan.  Upon leaving the Army & returning home to Texas, he was employed as a bar manager in a local business.
Then in 2014, he moved to Louisville, working odd jobs, till he got hired on as a line cook at New Restaurant River House & Raw Bar, under the auspices of Chef John Varanese, a former MoxieTalk guest, where he moved through the ranks to Sous Chef within a few months, & stayed there for 2 years, when he left & started a mobile vending business first as a hot dog cart, then as a food trailer & finally Copper Kitchen Food Truck, also known as Copper Streatery. As of this taping he has been in operation for 3 years now & blessed with year over year growth!
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