Aieeeee! The newest food truck is Cajun

The newest food truck to hit the Wichita streets serves Cajun food — alligator bites, shrimp, catfish, stuffed crab, etouffee and more.

Vautrot’s Cajun Goods is based in Derby and is owned by Sherri Walker and her parents, Martha and Louis Vautrot.

The family originally hails from Louisiana, and Martha and Louis have owned a restaurant called Vautrot’s Cajun Cuisine in Beaumont, Texas, for several years.  But they’re ready to retire from the restaurant, so they’re leaving it to their son to run and relocating to Derby, where Sherri moved with her husband — a Koch Industries employee. The three will operate the food trailer together.

So far, they’ve been invited to several festivals around the region. This weekend, they’re at the Old Settlers festival in Mulvane, and next weekend, they’ll be part of the food truck fleet populating BlackTop Nationals in Wichita.

On Wednesday, they parked the trailer at Tiger Financial Management at 32nd and Rock in Wichita. Sherri said she’d consider taking the truck to other Wichita locations in the future, but for the time being, the festival circuit is keeping her plenty busy.

Diners can keep track of where Vautrot’s Cajun Goods will be through its Facebook page.

For more information, call 409-504-5066.