Before bringing Ms. Cheezious® to the streets of Miami in 2010, Brian Mullins had acquired over 25 years of experience in the culinary industry, working with some of the most prestigious brands and opening over 30 restaurants throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe. He was raised in a Long Island gastronomic powerhouse where inspiration wafted from the kitchen each time his mother and grandmother were near the stove. Developing a deep appreciation for food at an early age, Mullins would spend days keeping a watchful eye on the techniques his grandmother used when preparing family meals, and would take over the kitchen afterward to experiment on his own. He credits these moments, in addition to his strong culinary genes, as the catalyst for his career.
By age 15, Mullins had successfully developed into a self-taught chef, and front of house operations quickly became his next great passion. Soon he was traveling and opening restaurants across the map, while also absorbing the culture and experiencing the food in destinations including Hong Kong, London, Hawaii, Moscow, Indonesia and Mexico.
In 2010, Mullins was presented with an offer he couldn’t refuse: an opportunity to team up with his wife, Fatima, and culinary industry leader M. Christian Dickens to create a restaurant concept of their own. Staying true to the Mullins’ culinary philosophy that the most prized moments are created around good food and good people, the trio decided to create a menu based on the widely enjoyed grilled cheese sandwich. Using fresh ingredients and inspiration from his diverse palate, Mullins adds new layers of flavor to the classic American favorite.
Since Ms. Cheezious®’ launch, Mullins has made it one of Miami’s most popular food truck destinations. He, Fatima and Dickens have earned a great number of rave reviews, including South Beach Wine and Food Festival People’s choice award for Best Food Truck 2 years in a row and Daily Meal’s #1 Food Truck in America. Eager clientele seek out Ms. Cheezious® to experience its accessible menu, brilliant characterization and its overall concept and design.
With his creative cooking spirit and flair for business, Mullins has expanded the Ms. Cheezious® brand to include 2 food trucks and 2 brick and mortar locations in the MIMO district of Miami and in Coral Gables.