As a kid on the boat, Mason always had a knack for flavor. A quick, nourishing meal was hard to come by for his dad and sister on the family fishing boat, Peso II. the smoked salmon quesadilla, however, fit the bill. When his other sister, Leah, who happens to have Down’s syndrome, suggested he try selling her delicious Albacore quesadilla, he knew he could make it into a hit.

By combining influences of Baja cuisine with family caught fish and family recipes, Mason began selling the Killa Dilla in downtown Eugene, Oregon. Since those late nights outside of john Henry’s, there have been perennial Killa Dilla food cart locations in Eugene and Portland.

Mason now takes the Killa Dilla to events around the country, materializing where hungry people congregate to feed their dreams and bodies.