About Us…


Our Dream has come true!!

Pay it Forkward, llc is an Atlanta based food truck serving:


Pay it forward will also have a charitable side to it!  When you order from our truck you will also have the opportunity to donate to the “charity of the month”.  We truly believe in giving back to our community! Another way we do this is by hiring & teaching job skills to refugees as well as folks who are “in transition” from homelessness.                                                 

Ask about how you can help out!

Where to find us:

The Campus of Ga tech

truck and tap 

food truck nights

Private Events/Weddings 

News Announcements

About our Chef/ Owner:

After growing up in a small community in West Virginia, Chef Jess was inspired as a child by Julia Child, insisting on watching each and every day! After graduating from Marshall University with a Psychology degree, Jessica Ray flew south to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta, where she graduated with honors.

After graduation, Chef Jess moved further south to St. Simons Island where she began her quest for success at the Cloister on Sea Island. From there, Chef Jess continued on to Jacksonville, Florida to become the cooking class coordinator at Williams-Sonoma and as a personal chef.
Before too long Chef Jess really missed Atlanta and Atlanta missed her culinary talent! Soon after, she relocated permanently to Atlanta to dig roots in the community and her garden.

In the  years Chef Jess had been back she’s had the privilege of leading a team of culinary professionals in Atlanta while Director of Viking’s Cooking School and at Hal’s Kitchen. You may have even taken one of her engaging cooking classes! Chef Jess also has the honor of cooking for 200 lovely ADPI’s at Georgia Tech!

In her role as owner/ceo of Culinary Artistry Personal Chef Service you’ll find Jess preparing lavish wine paired, multiple course dinner parties for clients, conducting private cooking classes in the homes of clients, aboard a CSX office car train cooking for esteemed guests at events like the US Masters and Kentucky Derby, preparing weekly dinners for clients or teaching future gardeners in her organic herb and vegetable garden, where she enjoys spending time.

Jess has a great passion for creating wonderful dishes with the freshest ingredients. This passion is matched to her desire to share her knowledge through teaching classes.

For several years now Chef Jess has been dreaming of a Food Truck and is now making that dream a reality!

Pay it Forkward Food Truck will be coming to a neighborhood near you in August, 2018!!

Not only with the truck serve global sliders, grand shakes & gourmet sides, it will also feature a charitable aspect to their everyday business.  Each month, Pay it Forkward will partner with a charity and offer its customers the opportunity to give back!

Chef Jess comments: “My mom recalls having to wake up early on Saturdays to supervise me cooking everyone breakfast at age 3. I guess I started at an early age…

I wake up every morning feeling fortunate to be doing what I love every day!!”