Chef Spotlight: Marshandria Denise Grice

Marshandria Denise Grice with her Baldwyn-based food truck, Edible Bliss.

By Ginna Parsons

While living in Chicago, Marshandria Denise Grice had a successful catering business called Edible Bliss. She served mostly gourmet comfort food to her loyal customers.

In 2016, Grice and her husband, Eugene, relocated to Baldwyn for his trucking business. Grice decided to jump back into the culinary field, but she wasn’t sure what would go over well in Northeast Mississippi.

“I had done gourmet egg rolls in Chicago and I wanted to do something different down here, but I wasn’t sure if people here would accept finger foods,” said Grice, 34. “There are limitless things to do with egg rolls.”

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Chicago, Grice began experimenting with a variety of fillings, even doing dessert egg rolls. Today she has about 25 different egg roll combinations that she rotates daily and sells from her food truck, Edible Bliss.

“Our top seller is the the Chicago cheese steak egg roll, which is a mix of steak and chicken with green peppers, onions and Provolone and Mozzarella cheeses,” she said. “I have to make sure that one is on the menu every day.”

Another popular item is the fiesta taco egg roll, which is seasoned ground beef with salsa and Cheddar cheese that’s topped with sour cream, cheese sauce and cilantro.

“We even have a collard green egg roll, which is fresh smoked greens with smoked turkey and a honey hot sauce,” she said. “It doesn’t get more Southern than that.”

Edible Bliss also does private catering (pastas, casseroles, salads, meats and sides) and it features wings from time to time on the food truck as well as dessert cake cups.

“A good one is our Fruity Berry Bliss, which is crumbled strawberry cake topped with cream cheese icing that’s drizzled with a strawberry glaze and sprinkled with Fruity Pebbles,” Grice said. “It’s real simple but it’s so good.”

Right now, you can find the Edible Bliss food truck at locations in Baldwyn and Tupelo. Grice has help prepping, cooking and cleaning from her husband, and two of her three children, Kison and Khloe (daughter Micah hasn’t relocated here yet), as well as other family members.

“Moving down here and starting a food truck was a really great move for me,” Grice said. “I think of it as a blessing.”

 

 

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