Smiles, hugs and tears were the order of the day at CEO Cameron Davies’ mobile manufacturing shop Cruising Kitchens recently as the serial entrepreneur made good on his promise to build and donate a custom food truck for the mother of Olympic Gold Medalist, Tamyra Mensah-Stock. The reveal was made all the more special by the attendance of Houston rapper Paul Wall, who, after turning over the keys to the $250,000 mobile kitchen, got a surprise of his own – Paul Wall’s Grill – the food truck that Davies built for Paul under a licensing agreement.
The impetus for this generosity began as Cameron and his family watched Mensah-Stock’s Olympic win back in August of last year. Her speech, and deep-rooted patriotism moved Cameron to tears and as she announced that she planned to use her winnings to fulfil her mother’s lifelong dream of owning a real food truck, Cameron knew that he wanted to help. His team immediately got active on Instagram, making it known that he intended to custom build and donate a food truck to Shonda Wells, allowing her to officially retire the old BBQ pit she’d been lugging behind her vehicle for years.
Cruising Kitchens, just one of several successful businesses owned by Davies, is the world’s largest mobile asset manufacturing company. The subject of a self-produced reality series, “Built For Business” on Discovery’s MotorTrend Channel, the company has completed builds for many household names including DJ Khaled, Gordon Ramsay, Whataburger, Rockstar Energy and the Los Angeles Dodgers. No stranger to philanthropy, Cameron has also donated a custom built car for a young San Antonio college student who was born largely without arms and legs, and the custom interior of a van for a dying young woman whose bucket list included travelling the country in the van with her husband and dog.
In addition to the food truck itself, Cameron’s team will ensure that Shonda is taught how to use the many features her truck is loaded with, as well as taking care of the insurance and licenses for the next 6 months.