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Who We Are

Meet the Belly Backer Team


Founded by Matthew and Darlene Kinney in 2013, Belly Backers is a locally owned and operated mobile food café providing a variety of food items with high quality, fast turn-around and excellent customer service.  Our daughter Kesha Tisdel and business partner Chef Dwight Williams manage the day to day operations of the business.  Katricia Williams and other daughter Shandrea Taylor are responsible for media and events planning.  We wanted to start a business where the family could be involved.   Learning the restaurant business has presented its challenges, but we now have a successful business that will continue to grow.


Both Dwight and Darlene have a passion for cooking food and entertaining.  Preparing dishes that people love to eat has been a tradition for both families.   Matthew is the baker in the Kinney family, and he makes the best cakes you’ll ever eat.   The desire to open a food establishment without all the overhead and costs associated with a brick and mortar was too expensive.  The option of a food truck turned out to be the better alternative.



Let’s Get Cooking


Starting out, various items were prepared looking for the right fit.  We began with some of the delicious cuisines from one of three restaurants owned by Matthew’s brother.  The quality and taste of the food was exactly what we wanted for the mobile food café.  The Belly Backers name was the brain child of Matthew’s brother and ultimately became the name for our mobile café in Charlotte.  Our chef, affectionately known as “Chef D” is a graduate of the Charlotte Culinary School.  He has been catering in Charlotte and surrounding areas serving signature dishes at various venues such as Billy Graham Library, Encore Catering and the Epic Centre.  Our events coordinator and Chef D’s wife has extensive experience in events planning.  Darlene has a vast amount of experience catering, decorating and party planning.   Together the team brings a wealth of diversity and experience to the business which allows us to offer a variety of services to cater any occasion.


We’re About Quality!


As we explored the possibility of starting a mobile food business in the area we wanted to be different.  Belly Backers is a fully equipped mobile food kitchen, custom built to fit the needs of the owner’s vision:  We have high end commercial appliances that allow us to prepare almost any item on the road.  We bring the kitchen to you.  Quality is and will always be our primary focus, not only with the products we serve but also the atmosphere and professionalism of the Belly Backer staff.  Our goal is to provide our customers with the ultimate mobile café experience; that provides great food, affordable prices, exceptional service and an eye catching mobile café unit that screams “Eat Here because…We Gotcha Belly’s Back!”


Giving Back


Belly Backers actively participates in community and special events throughout the year.  We want to give back and we want to provide monthly lunches to shelters and non-profit centers across the area.  This is a shared vision among the entire team.  Donating  to homeless families and those less fortunate has been an annual occurrence at Christmas time for the Kinney’s.  Belly Backers motto is we don’t work for a living - we work for a giving.  We believe that - what you make happen for others God will make happen for you!


Belly Backer Time!


What else can we say… “We Got Cha Belly’s Back”.











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