Meet Our TeaM
Chef Curiel Bame
Chef, Owner, Operator
Curiel was born in AZ & grew up in El Paso. His passion for cooking started at a very early age. One of his favorite memories is watching his Grandma & Mother cook authentic dishes for the family.
He decided to move and attend the International Culinary Academy of Le Cordon Bleu in Pittsburgh, PA. Curiel has extensive experience in writing menus, kitchen set up as well as opening restaurants. His life long dream has been to do what he loves for his family and himself.
Winner of “Best Appetizer” (Savor of Pittsburgh) in 2006 & 2007
Winner of “Dish of the Year” (Savor of Pittsburgh) in 2006
Voted as one of four top chefs in Pittsburgh Cultural District by Fan Fare Magazine.
Seviche Restaurant was voted a “Four Star Restaurant” by the Pittsburgh City Paper.
2007 winner of “Best Preferred Chef for
2008 Qualifier for Pennsylvania State Finals Cooking Competition
Worked under James Beard winning chef Greg Alauzen as his rounds man in ala-carte & creating chef menus.
Sous Chef, Truck Manager, Bartender
Corol was born in Pennsylvania, spending her teen years in Kansas, where she first fell in love with Mexican Cuisine. Corol stumbled upon Frijole the Purple Mexican Street food truck in Williamsport, PA and it quickly became one of her favorite spots for her Mexican meals. Curiel & Erica found Corol at a local spot where she was cooking on a Taco Night and decided to offer her a position with Real Taste. Corol has always loved cooking and what better way to learn and grow then with a classically trained Chef. The ability to eat Mexican food daily didn’t hurt either.
Corol has over 18 years of Retail, Customer Service and Food/Beverage industry experience. Corol Graduated from the Antonelli Institute in Philadelphia, PA in 2011 with a degree in her other love Photography. She uses this skill to help photograph food and various other events as needed.
Currently Corol resides in Williamsport, PA with her two fur babies Frappi Chino & Cappi Chino.
Owner, Event Coordinator, Bartender
Erica was born & raised locally growing up in Hughesville, PA.
She brings to the table over 23 years Combined Experience in Customer Service, Advertising/Marketing & the Restaurant/Bar Industry. She is extremely organized & loves to help plan events down to the smallest detail to ensure a smooth delivery.
She can be reached via email any time.
Erica resides in Williamsport, PA with her Husband, Son Kale, Step Daughter Adrianna, & Fur Babies Nori & Kelp.
ServSafe & RAMP Certified.
Sous Chef, New Trail Brewery Location
Hailing from the sticks of the Pa. Wilds, Nate is a Penn College Culinary Alumni. Beginning training with an internship on the coast of Maine, Nate returned to Williamsport to work in local establishments such as The Bullfrog Brewery and Hillside Catering.
From there, he toured through Western Pennsylvania diligently picking up knowledge along the way to land in Pittsburgh, Pa. Working in several fine dining restaurants honing his skills under highly proficient chefs and gearing it up working for the Big Burrito Group.
An opportunity arose for him to return home to Central Pa. to manage his own kitchen creating unique dishes previously unheard of in these parts and using locally grown foods.
He heard of Real Taste, another local establishment preparing fresh and delicious dishes from a food truck and quickly gaining notoriety throughout the "Wilds."
After meeting Curiel, Erica, and their crew, he decided he wanted to be a part of Team Cuddy.
In Nate's off time, he enjoys hiking and e-biking in his native wilds. He also finds serenity in gardening and playing disc golf.
Nate can currently be found holding down the truck, "Frijole" at New Trail Brewery, exploring new recipes that easily pair well with and occasionally including New Trail's fantastic beer selections...