Our Story

Better than Mom's cooking! Lol! Good service too! Great spot if you and friends are catching a bite to eat!
L. Murphy
Charlotte, NC
How We Started
Chop Chop Red Pot was born from one man’s love of cooking Southern food he grew up eating. He made his dream a reality with his commitment to remain a sober and positive member of his community.

Chef Owner, Erick Crawford’s passion for food stemmed from an early age of visiting his Grandma Mary here in North Carolina. He recalls her waking him at 5:00 a.m. to make fresh buttermilk biscuits.

Throughout his childhood, his parents knew their way around the kitchen. However, when Dad brought out the Red Pot, the whole family knew they were eating well that night. Erick has held on to the cooking lessons taught by his family and to his love of preparing the savory dishes he grew up on. When his Dad passed away, he inherited his symbolic Red Pot.
He continued to grow in his craft by working in local restaurants and taking in all the experiences and knowledge they had to offer. He always wanted his own food truck but was reluctant to take the leap of faith.

His battle with alcoholism, along with the loss of his father, pushed him to hit rock bottom. Deciding he had something more to live for, he chose sobriety. Sobriety allowed him to pursue his dreams with confidence and a clear mind.

Chop Chop Red Pot delivers the best in Southern Inspired Street Food. Every dish offers its own unique flair. Chop Chop Red Pot presents daily special menus that resemble fine dining dishes while being served on paper plates to honor the casual environment of the food truck.

Erick sources his ingredients from local farmers across the region so that quality is tasted in every bite. Catch up with our truck today and experience the food for yourself!

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Delicious Cooking

Our Menu

Are you craving something different and delicious? Then, look no further! We offer southern-inspired favorites that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.