Jarrod and Misty Fontanini reside near Saylorville Lake. They started Curbin' Cuisine in May 2013 with just a food cart at the Beaverdale Farmer's Market and Beaverdale Fall Festival. Over the next several years, Curbin' Cuisine grew more popular and was repeatedly requested by numerous businesses & event coordinators in Des Moines and in surrounding towns.
Jarrod has been a chef since he was 15 years old. He is 100% self-taught with a degree in Graphic Design. He has done private caterings for George W. Bush & the Secret Service; the original SHARK himself Kevin Sherlock; as well as Singer Songwriters such as Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, Colt Ford, Dustin Lynch, Toby Keith and many more. He brings unique flavors to Globally Inspired dishes. Misty has an Associates Degree in Business Marketing and helps run the back end, day to day functions of the business. They are the epitome of teamwork makes the dream work.
In January 2015 they expanded their business to a fully equipped Food Truck. This allowed them to go to more locations for lunches, dinners & special events. Curbin' Cuisine was a featured food vendor at several Des Moines and surrounding area events. Their food brought followers in by the hundreds at times. In 2018 & 2019 they were voted into the Top Three Best of the Best Food Trucks by City View's Annual Reader's Poll. In June 2019 Jarrod was selected to be apart of the CFN (Culinary Fight Night) event at the Des Moines Social Club. He went head to head with four other esteemed Chefs from the 515. While he did not take the top prize, his dishes were raved about for months following.
In October 2019 their dream to have a brick & mortar became a reality. The Fontanini's sold their food truck and returned "home" to Beaverdale where it all began. Opening a few short months before COVID turned the world upside down, Curbin' Cuisine adapted to the ever changing restaurant world and overcome several challenges. Curbin' was voted Best New Restaurant in 2020 and Best Restaurant for Take Out in 2021. Owner Misty Fontanini was named one of the top 40 Women to Watch in the Hospitality Industry by the Iowa Restaurant Association in 2020.
Make sure to check out Curbin' Cuisine Restaurant and enjoy globally inspired dishes to feed your body & soul.