May 26, 2024

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Than a Food Fitter

Hornell food truck Biggie’s Burritos founded by former tacher

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Adam Eason has always loved food and cooking. Starting with selling backyard barbecue to family and friends, his passion has grown into a new business venture with the creation of Biggie’s Burritos, Bowls, and Tacos food truck in Hornell.

Less than a year ago, Eason was teaching second grade at Wayland-Cohocton Middle School. As a result of his love of cooking, his wife’s support and how the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic shifted schools to an online learning format, he decided to follow a different path.

“I just needed a change,” Eason recalled. “The remote learning really took a toll on me. It wasn’t what I signed up for. I loved being in the classroom and teaching the kids. I loved that aspect and the pandemic stole that from me and everyone else.”

Adam Eason was teaching second grade at Wayland-Cohocton Middle School last year when he was inspired to found a new business, Biggie's Food Truck.

That set off a journey that would end with the founding of Biggie’s Burritos, something that Eason didn’t foresee while he was teaching.

“I thought about doing it, but I never thought this was going to be what I do,” he said. “I never thought I’d get up, cook food and run this business.”

Getting the truck and naming the business

Armed with an idea of a food truck and a love of food, Eason set in motion the process of changing career paths, but he had no idea where to start and no prior knowledge of how to get a truck up and running.

So what he did was self-educate.

“I started, you know, just watching YouTube videos on how to get things started,” Eason said. “Just joining the right groups on Facebook to kind of get the right information.”

He bought a trailer in February 2021 and after the online research he transformed the trailer into a working food truck by June.

Eason even documented the whole process on TikTok.

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