Fugo an acronym for fusion gourmet, is a Providence, RI food truck founded in May 2013 by Jason Vargas and Nina Vongsomphou. The two began dating in September 2002 and ever since then Nina has provoked Jason's appetite for good food outside of his comfort zone. Jason did not have much cooking experience until he met Nina. She refused to cook his beloved Dominican food, which forced Jason to learn to cook for himself. As years went by the duo often spent weekends in cooking together and playing with new ideas and food combinations. And so it began a fusion relationship evolved into a fusion menu concept. The menu primarily showcases a mix of Asian, Latin, and other global flavors; a new and exciting concept to roll onto the streets of Providence, RI.
Nina graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics and started a finance career in Boston, MA. To explore her passion for food she enrolled at Johnson & Wales University and graduated in 2010 with an A.S. in Culinary Arts, while continuing to work full-time. Nina held cooking positions in the banquet kitchens of Catering on the Charles, the club-level action stations at Gillette Stadium, and more recently as a Sushi Assistant at Amici Bar and Grille.
Jason enrolled at CCRI with the intention of graduating with an accounting degree, however he quickly realized that was not for him. As a result he focused his efforts towards his jobs in hospitality. Jason has over ten years of front of the house operations experience. He worked at some of New England's distinguished banquet establishments such as the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belle Mer, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Casino, Renaissance Providence Hotel, and Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots).