Craig Lark: Craig & Them Food Truck

Today we’re catching up with Craig Lark, owner of Craig & Them Food Truck and Catering. Craig participated in our 2021 Rise Up, Get Started program and has kept making super delicious food since! 

Craig started the business officially in May 2021. Craig & Them is a mobile food truck and catering service that serves comfort food and specializes in soul food. If you’re looking for a caterer for your next event, give Craig a call at (816) 433-1985‬.

Why are you passionate about your business?

Cooking is what I like to do! As well as I love to see people trying my new stuff. Food brings people together and I love the compliments I receive about my food.

What are you most proud of in regards to your business thus far? 

I am proud that I am able to bring all my family into my business venture. We enjoy running the business together.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far as an entrepreneur?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is not to give up! It gets hard, but I have to keep striving and before you know it success will come.

What advice would you give to someone currently in prison who would like to do something positive with their life when they get home?

I would tell them to follow their dreams. Remember to never let anything stop you from doing what you want to do. If you don’t give up you will for sure make it.

Outside of your business, what is something that you love doing?

Outside of running my business I like to go camping. I also enjoy fishing and driving the boat on the lake.

What does success look like for you and your business?

Success for me and my business will be expanding into a restaurant. A physical location will solidify my success.

Keep up the great work, Craig!

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