lil' rob, executive CHef
Chef Lil Rob grew up on the Olympic Peninsula where he got his first job at 14. He worked at variety of mom and pop diners and restaurants. He always wanted to work in streetfood, so he moved to Seattle and started working at Skillet where he met Syd. He rose to executive sous chef of the Ballard Diner within three years, until he left in late 2014 to join the Bread and Circuses crew. Go Hawks!
Syd Suntha, HMFIC
Coming from a background in fine dining, Syd fell in love with Streetfood and catering when he moved to Seattle and started working for Skillet. After a couple years he moved over to General Manager of the nationally ranked Where Ya At? truck. in 2014, over a couple beers, James convinced Syd to open his own truck. A couple months later we pulled the trigger and Bread and Circuses became a reality.
Ryan DA SLIVA, Sous chef
Ryan is a Seattle transplant from San Diego, CA. His love of food called him to the PNW where he’s had the privilege of working along side 4x James Beard nominee, Ethan Sowell, as well as the owner of Revel and Iron Chef competitor, Rachel Yang. He found his true calling in events, catering and street food where he strives to deliver his passion for diverse flavors and well seasoned food to the masses.
James barrington, owner
James was born in Seattle and comes from a food loving family. His entry into the food truck world began in 2011 when he took over the reigns of Hallava Falafel's trailer in Georgetown. He built a mobile truck a year later and continued building his knowledge base of the Seattle food scene. His employee first approach to business is a welcomed break from the traditional model. When James first met Syd in 2012 he was working at Where Ya At Matt food truck. The two hit it off right away, two years down the road when the idea of collaborating on a project together came up Bread and Circuses was born!