We had the good fortune of connecting with Royal Gunter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Royal, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. It may be a cliche answer amongst Chefs, but how Bourdaine pegged our culture, the grit and grind is amazing. The culinary world is a love hate game. The book helped you realize that it’s gonna get messy, temperatures will rise, you’re gonna hate your cook next to you momentarily only to forget about it over drinks at 2 a.m.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What keeps me going professionally is being able to provide reliable, fresh food in the Boynton Beach Brewery District. Operating six days a week at Due South Brewing Co. is a blast. The guests and regulars are awesome, you can’t find a better crowd to hang with then our patrons. During these times, everyone wants to get back to some sort of normal, share great food, a couple of pints and a few laughs. Hanging at your local brewery and enjoying fresh craft food and award winning beer has become a daily custom amongst locals and the neighborhood. I can’t not mention my two year old, gorgeous and ever so smart daughter, Avery. She definately keeps me busy and motivated. She is so mesmerized by the size of the container, the production of food and the brewery’s vibe and the freedom to run around and pet everyone’s puppies.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For me it would have to be the local brewery circuit. I would swing in to Due South Brewing co. Grab some crisp Category 5 or their first ever brew called Caramel Cream. Swing by NoBo Brewery for some high octane cool and crafty specials. We would go to the disk golf courses and get sauced. Defiantly cruise the a1a strip from the Deerfield Pier up to Lake Worth snagging some specialty food. Food wise: 4 Rivers BBQ, Coral Springs, Cabana El Ray, Delray Beach, Anthony’s Coal Fire (2nd to my favorite Mellow Mushroom, simply bc its my native lands pizza) Harvest, Delray Beach, Charm City Burgers and El Jefe, Deerfield Beach amongst many other favorites around. But we would ultimately have to land at The Breakers for some Brunch, can’t leave town with out it. There really is some great charm and restaurants throughout the area so it’s hard to narrow down.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
For us, we would like to give shout out to. Due South Brewing Co. When we first got in the scene of food trucks, we hit the ground running hard, doing tons of events, locals breweries and bars, really making a great name in So. Florida. Our creativeness, portions and fresh approach outside the norm of freezer to fryer certainly helped as well. Due South has a vision quite like ours, provide the freshest and most quality award winning beer while giving locals and firstimers the same with quality of food. So when we partnered up, it took off and has become a huge success and staple in the community. Also, a big thanks to the KVJ show on 97.9 . These guys have been great showing support for Due South and local breweries as well giving us so much opportunity to show case our food on their show.
Savoury Eats Kitchen , Due South Brewing Co.