Chef Micah Martello's deep appreciation for Southern cuisine was developed at a young age growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was exposed to a variety of foods that would fuel his lifelong passion for cooking. In 2012 Micah saw that his success in the corporate world had taken him far away from his love affair with the kitchen. He loved being a chef but had developed a disdain for the restaurant business so he quit his job, sold his house and bought an old bread truck which he converted to a full mobile kitchen. This was the birth of King Creole.
After two and a half years King Creole became one of the top trucks in North Carolina. In 2013 he became president of the Central Carolina Food Truck Alliance and began working with municipalities all over the state helping to shape pro food truck legislation. In 2014 he won the North Carolina State Food Truck Championship. He had finally found what he was looking for, but only one thing was missing. It was time to bring his journey full circle and come back home to Louisiana.
In November 2014 he ran his last shift with King Creole in North Carolina. Packed up the commissary and drove it home to New Orleans where you can find him currently operating. Shortly after returning home, he opened a permanent location in the St. Roch Market and began offering full service catering. In the future, he'll be adding more locations and planning future food truck concepts. As the business has grown and evolved, he felt that the name should evolve with it. King Creole has since been changed to Fete au Fete. For locations and more information visit www.feteaufete.com.