THE WOODLANDS, Texas Located just off Robinson Road, there is a unique new business taking the typical dining experience to a whole new level.

The Haute Frog is a new, local, bright red gourmet food truck serving everything from snoballs and cupcakes to hamburgers and grilled cheese.

The creation of The Haute Frog came from a city in Texas known for its uniqueness.

I am a huge fan of Austin-area type food trucks, owner Amber Stephens said. I love the idea of people getting to experience new and different foods in a casual setting right in their own neighborhood. I am also a huge shaved ice fan; I love it...all the flavors and things you can add are endless. I took all of the best things I had ever tried from shaved ice stands around Texas and combined them when I opened The Haute Frog.

The interest in cooking is in Stephens genes.

I have been cooking my entire life; everyone in my family loves to cook, Stephens said. My sister is the gourmet in our family; I am more into making southern food and baking. I learned everything from my Mom, Brenda, who you can also find cooking at The Frog most days. I have no professional cooking training.

Yet, it was a very different career path Stephens took before becoming the owner of The Haute Frog.

I did medical sales years ago and started making my own lunches to take to my doctors offices, Stephens said. Everyone loved it; it was so much better than just getting chain food every day. Other reps started asking me to make treats and lunches for them, so from there I started a small catering company for healthcare reps called Kiss Up Catering. That s where my food journey started.

And now, The Haute Frog offers a wide variety of options including some off the beaten path.

We have lots of fun things, Stephens said. We can add a scoop of ice cream to any snoball and top it with whipped cream. It s a snoball sundae. As far as food goes we offer a sliced pear, Gouda grilled cheese with raspberry sauce. It s odd sounding but great.

The Haute Frog offers more than just comfort food to customers. Stephens strives to provide customers with an escape from the stress of everyday life.

I hope they get something different and yummy and get a chance to have a five minute vacation from the daily grind to just relax and enjoy a treat, Stephens said. We have loved getting to know all of our customers in the community. It is so fun to see people enjoy something you make for them or see a child s face light up after seeing their snoball sundae.

As for the future, Stephens business expansion is already in the works.

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