8: Two Roosters Ice Cream Owner Jared Plummer on Weddings and his Explosion onto the Triangle Food Scene

“It was a hobby that turned into an obsession that turned into a business.”  That’s how Jared Plummer, the owner of Two Roosters Ice Cream, describes his start in the ice cream business.  He was experimenting and developing crazy concoctions of ice cream flavors in his apartment and bringing them to dinner parties, and then one day he decided to follow his passion.

Over the past four years, Jared has exploded onto the Triangle food scene, initially with a food truck, then a stand at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and now a store for almost a year.

At the store, Jared has 10 Regular Flavors:

  • Coffee Bourbon
  • Double Fold Vanilla
  • Classic Chocolate
  • Girl Scout Mint
  • Roasted Strawberry and Honey
  • Sola Cinnamon Donut
  • Non-Dairy Chocolate
  • Blackberry Hibiscus
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Butterscotch Haystack

And each month, Jared comes up with new Guest Flavors, like this month Two Roosters has Tea-Inspired Ice Creams, and in the past he’s done Beer Inspired, Cereal Inspired, Coffee Inspired…he even did a Pizza Flavor!

On this episode, Jared talks to Megan about his start, the special meaning behind the name Two Roosters, how he grew from just the food truck, to adding the Durham Bulls stand, to adding the store, and what’s next for the business.

They also discussed his crazy opening of the store and why it’s best not to pull all-nighters, some of the guest flavors that may or may not have worked out and which flavors are the fan favorites, and his entry into the wedding market.

You can follow Two Roosters at:

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

If you like podcasts about delicious food and the visionaries who come up with incredible dishes, check out the NC F&B Podcast on itunes or wherever you get your podcasts.  Max and Matt are food and beverage veterans who have been podcasting for over a year, and their guests include Ashley Christensen, Vivian Howard and the brewers of Bond Brothers Beer Company.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

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