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Community Highlights: Meet Tiras Greene of Humble Soul BBQ

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiras Greene.

Hi Tiras, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My interest in the culinary field started at the age of 3. I grew up in Greenville, NC watching my parents cook southern cuisine and eastern NC barbecue. To gain more culinary experience I attended the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham and transferred to the Art Institute of Virginia Beach where I graduated in 2020.

While in culinary school I gained significant knowledge while working at country clubs in North Carolina. I started out selling plates and catering through my business Humble Soul BBQ. My wife and I moved to Culpeper, NC in 2021 where I opened a food truck selling eastern NC barbecue and southern cuisine.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not always been a smooth road. I have faced challenges in the food industry. In the past two years, food costs have risen and certain products are no longer available. As a result, I have had to adjust my menu as needed.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Humble Soul BBQ?
Humble Soul BBQ sells eastern NC BBQ, seafood, and chicken. We have a food truck and cater events such as weddings, birthday parties, and festivals. We are known for our vinegar-based chopped NC barbecue. Our motto is “eat good, live humble”.

We pride ourselves on giving back to the community and teaching people the history of barbecue. In the next year, we plan to open a restaurant in North Carolina, start a clothing line, and sell our BBQ sauces to the public.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory was the annual Fourth of July cookout at my parent’s house. Friends and family would come together and create memories while enjoying chopped NC BBQ.

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DaVonte Green and Kim Atkins

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