Brian Kimball, Founder
From Northern Arizona originally Brian moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and has been living in the Mission District since 2002. Brian has worked as hydrologist, spatial data analyst, therapist as well as starting the Magic Curry Kart in March of 2009. Brian continues to be Inspired by travel and the creative communities surrounding Burning Man. Brian loves maps, photography, sailing, camping, hiking, scuba diving and watching old movies.
Brian founded the Magic Curry Kart in 2009 on a back alley in the Mission. In 2010, Brian received the opportunity to put his homemade Thai style curry paste on the shelves of Whole Foods Market. In 2012, Brian refocused the business around the wholesale product business. The Magic Curry Kart still shows up as the Magic Curry Shack for festivals from time to time.
The current goal is to expand to more markets all over Northern California.
Tom Cloutman, Chef / Production / Product Development
Tom Cloutman was born in London and has been working in kitchens since he was 16 years old. He worked and travelled through Europe extensively before moving to California in 1999, Where he met his wife, the artist Ursula Young, in San Francisco.
His gastronomic travels have taken him to southeast Asia, South America, Central America, and the length and breadth of the United States. His favorite culinary adventures have been in Alaska, Brazil, Albania, and Singapore.
Tom’s background in the ingredients and cuisine of Southeast Asia have allowed him to integrate easily with the Magic Curry Kart and is essential in developing new products and recipes. Tom is also a key player in acquiring new markets as the Magic Curry Kart expands production distribution beyond the Bay Area. Tom and his talented wife, Ursula Young, have been the creative cauldron behind product label design as well as the redesign of the Magic Curry Shack festival setup.
In his spare time he tends to his vegetable garden, makes electronic music, and tries to keep up with his daughter Bali.
Tony Wentzel, Account Manager & Marketing
Tony was originally born in Princeton, New Jersey and raised, in part, just outside Madrid, Spain. Studied English/Spanish at The University of Virginia and University of Valencia. A lifetime musician and recording engineer, whose other passions are food, particularly Spanish, and video production.
Tony has been focusing on marketing and sales for the Magic Curry Kart products. He is working to increase the distribution of Magic Curry Kart products to new markets and explore partnerships with possible new farms. Tony has also been essential as Magic Curry Kart begins to launch more videos outlining the business, products, as well as new recipes. Stay tuned for more to come.