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About Us

The Flying Pepper is a recognized name because of the popular food truck founded by Humberto Nieto and Laura Haverkos in 2015. The business has served up a variety of fresh, local and authentic Mexican food. It is a regular truck at the Logan County Farmers Market and also does many events and stops in Urbana, Yellow Springs and Springfield.

Humberto started with a box truck that he found on-line and spent the next year gathering equipment and saving money to open the business while working at Clark State Community College. After the business opened, demand grew more rapidly than anticipated and the decision to leave the college and pursue this venture full-time became a reality. The first day that The Flying Pepper opened their service window to the public was in August 2016 in Downtown Bellefontaine at the Logan County Farmers Market where fresh, local produce was utilized.

Chef Humberto Nieto grew up in a small town in Michoacan, Mexico. He brings with him made-from-scratch regional recipes that transport the flavors of traditional Mexico to Ohio. Humberto cooks for pleasure and his enthusiasm and enjoyment translate to a flavor-filled culinary delight for the most discerning palates.

“Local food and farmers will continue to be a cornerstone of our business. We couldn’t be more excited to open our restaurant in the town where everything started.” - Humberto Nieto