Saskatoon meals truck will get big props from Ludacris

When Jesse Boldt opened the Yumm Truck in Saskatoon two years ago, he never thought he would one day make dinner for international superstar Ludacris and his crew.

“We laughed about it because we heard Ludacris back then, he had an album with fried chicken on the cover,” Boldt told CBC News.

But the unthinkable happened on Saturday night during the Vibe Music Festival in Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon.

He’s from the south so I’m sure he ate some pretty nasty chicken and waffle dishes. The pressure was definitely great.– Jesse Boldt

Boldt was busy cooking in the Yumm Truck and serving the concert goers his signature chicken and waffles until he heard a frantic knock on his door. It was his friend Dillon, also known as DillyBat, a videographer who recorded the event.

“Halfway through my shift he pounded on the door and told me Ludacris would like to order eight chicken waffles before he goes on stage,” said Boldt. “We cooked immediately.”

Boldt admitted the next eight orders of chicken waffles were nerve-wracking.

“Big time. He’s from the south so I’m sure he ate some pretty mean dishes of chicken and waffles so the pressure certainly has been great,” Boldt said. “I also made it difficult for my mom when she was cooking to make sure it was perfect.”

The night got even better for Boldt. Just before Ludacris hopped on stage, he came down to say hello, shook hands with Boldt, thanked him for the meal, and took a picture with Boldt.

“The meeting was pretty short, but it was still a surreal moment,” he said. “I know my friend asked if they liked it and he got his thumbs up and said the whole crew really liked it.”

While Boldt helps operate the food truck, it belongs to his mother Linda.

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