Recently we were introduced to Derrick “Chef Teach” Turton and his World Famous House of Mac.
Beginning as a food truck and evolving to three free-standing restaurants in Miami, the World-Famous House of Mac is now shipping its mac and cheese nationwide…
much to our delight! This is truly great mac and cheese. We can’t imagine better.
Chef Teach’s restaurant menu offers treats beyond mac and cheese (burgers, pasta, pizza).
But macaroni and cheese is easy to ship frozen—and just as delicious when it’s heated at home.
The only challenge is deciding which of the dozen flavors to order first.
Beef & Chicken Mac & Cheese
The tins of mac and cheese are about 7 inches in diameter and weigh an average of 1 pound, 13 ounces.
They’re enough for two normal adults, or one of us—we ate the whole thing for dinner.
Chef Teach also makes a mean lemonade: just sweet enough without going full-on sugar.
Based on our sampling of World Famous Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, next time we’re ordering more flavors.
In addition to regular Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, there are Fruit Punch Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, Mixed Berry Lemonade, Peach Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade.
Chef Teach attended culinary school, but began his professional career in the music industry. He managed the rapper Pitbull for more than 15 years.
He often found himself cooking for his industry friends.
Influenced by his roots in Trinidad, Chef Teach created his own brand of Caribbean soul food, with dishes like buffalo chicken mac and cheese made with five different kinds of cheese, fried chicken wings, and chicken and waffles.
His friends—“names” in the music industry—encouraged him to “take the cooking thing more seriously.”
After the death of his father, Chef Teach decided to make the switch to cooking.
His fame was fanned by celebrities, and a high point was catering at the Venus and Serena Williams Invitational.
In just five years, he went from one food truck in Miami to three standing brick and mortar locations.
Chef Teach has his eyes set towards a nationwide expansion.
But for now, we couldn’t be happier having our macaroni and cheese shipped from The Magic City to the Big Apple.
Here’s a direct link to ordering.
For the main website, go to HouseOfMac.com.
Need to give a gift? Each dish of mac and cheese comes boxed (photo #6), appropriate for gifting.
When your mac arrives, for best flavor, store it in the fridge for 3 days. Or stash it in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
You can heat the tin in the oven, thawed or frozen.
We used the microwave, and the results were splendid (although without the crusty top you can get from an oven).
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