Foodbeast Katchup

#60: The Quesadilla Kingpin [w/ @AllFlavorNoGrease]

January 17, 2019

From selling weed, to selling candy, and eventually selling quesadillas in his front yard, Keith Garrett, owner of All Flavor No Grease, transformed his life within the rugged streets of Watts, California. What started with fat jokes, being ironically teased by neighborhood friends to sell tacos, turned into a full-fledged business for Garrett.

Many know Chef Keith’s quesadillas, as they have been recognized by fans across the globe, but The Katchup crew wanted to get to know the man behind the grill. In the process, we met Sammy, an alter ego of sorts, and what everyone knew Garrett as growing up. Sammy talked about growing up in the ‘hood, how his quesadillas came to him in a literal dream, and pausing the violence between two of L.A.’s most prominent gangs. 

When it comes to business, that's when "Keith Garrett" comes back to life, as we learned about the value of hospitality, treating everyone like family, and the growing pains of opening his first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Santa Ana, California. 

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Keith Garrett (www.instagram.com/allflavornogrease/)

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)