Chief Brody's Banh Mi, a New Haven-based food truck serving the French-Vietnamese fusion sandwiches with fresh, local ingredients, partners with Jason Sobocinski of Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro for a guest-chef fundraiser Oct. 15.
Sobocinski will create a special cheese-influenced banh mi for the occasion. Truck visitors are encouraged to donate a pair of new, warm socks to Columbus House, a New Haven nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to those experiencing homelessness. For every pair of socks collected, Chief Brody's will also give $2 from each special sandwich sold to the organization, and donating customers will be eligible for raffle prizes from the truck, in addition to Caseus, Ordinary and Black Hog Brewing.
The guest appearance is a homecoming of sorts for Sobocinski - the banh mi vehicle is the former Caseus Cheese Truck, which he sold to Chief Brody's owner Greg Martell earlier this year. Martell, who's worked for Caseus and Barcelona Wine Bar, says he has plans for future guest chef appearances on the truck.
The truck will park near the Yale campus on College Street between Elm and Wall Streets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 203-533-9194, Chief Brody's on Facebook.