Simply Yum brings you deliciousness on wheels – every meal is created with a special dose of passion. True to his roots, Richard Alessandri cooks with heart. Food is not just food, food is about family and friends, about connecting, and satisfying your senses with flavours and authentic tastes.

His father Roberto, came to South Africa from Italy as a prisoner of war in the 1940’s.  While he left his country behind, in his heart, he brought with him a rich culture of hearty cooking that he would pass down to his son.

The Alessandri’s happy place is the kitchen, where they create glorious meals and memories that transcends generations.

The food truck revolution was the perfect way to share the Alessandri love for food.  After years of testing homemade recipes on his family and friends, he has perfected many delicious dishes – now taking it to the streets with his Simply Yum Food Truck.

With the help of his wife Evelyn and youngest daughter Gabriella, Richard keeps the magic going with his family in his kitchen-on-wheels. While the menu changes with the vibe, some favourites include mouthwatering caramelized pork and barbequed slow roasted beef that will leave your taste buds begging for more.
Don’t let Simply Yum pass you by. Stop. Taste. Experience.