A few words about us
Let us introduce ourselves:
Hungry Bros. Food Truck was founded in August of 2014. Combining more than twelve years experience in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. The value of having complimentary skill sets is showcased in the food we serve. Matthew Neumann is a classically trained chef focused on New American cuisine, and Mike Mandell-Brown has over seven years working as a sous chef for national restaurant chains.
Neumann was born and raised in Cincinnati in a German family that loved to eat. His love affair with food began at an early age, but his passion and excitement for ALL things culinary didn’t fully come alive until he landed on the west coast in Portland, OR in 2001. Neumann found, in Portland, a creative, cutting edge, and exploding food scene focused on freshness, localism, sustainability, and creativity. This food culture had Neumann hooked and forced him to think about eating in a new and completely different way, so he ate… and he ate…and he ate. For many years he hung around the edge of the foodie world as an observer, a voracious patron, and a confident home cook. While working in the tobacco industry for most of a decade Neumann was faced with a moral dilemma. “I felt like I was killing people. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I felt like I was killing people and I NEEDED to find a path that could build humanity up rather than tear it down.” He found his purpose in life while attending the Oregon Culinary Institute and hit the ground running. He worked, watched, and learned from many brilliant chefs in Portland, including Jehnee Rains and Chris Greer before returning to Cincinnati in 2012 to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant. The burgeoning culinary revolution has embraced Neumann and continually reminded him that he is in the right place to fulfill his dream. Neumann’s food uses classic techniques to put a comfort food spin on New American cuisine using creative flavor combinations that allow people to think about food in a new and exciting way. “Cincinnati is a town that wants to eat differently than it ever has before and wants to be entertained while doing it. Eating is an event and it should be celebrated with all the senses. I want to make Cincinnati a better place to eat.”
Mikey’s passion for food and all things culinary runs deep. Growing up in a Jewish family, they did a lot of cooking for Jewish holidays. He was always eager to help his mother and grandparents whenever he could. He learned a valuable lesson at a very young age: the food was what brought the family together for gatherings. His memories from his childhood are woven with a culinary thread;, from his grandmother’s delicious brisket to decadent fare he had the pleasure of tasting around the world. All of the food had a common theme that stirred him up inside; it invoked awe and respect due to its creativity, it created togetherness with the people sharing it, and most importantly, it brought joy and happiness. From the 5-star steaks and desserts in Israel to the local diner he and his grandfather frequented, Mikey found himself awestruck and smitten with all things food! Years later, armed with a spice rack, a culinary degree, and several years in multi-million dollar corporate restaurants, Mikey is enthusiastic about bringing those childhood memories to fruition for others. His hunger for success is as high as ever. “I’m in the business of selling smiles and personal memories, that’s it. Let ME create for YOU.”
Years of experience