We have received some awesome feedback and many words of encouragement about all of the plans we discussed a couple of weeks ago. We have also received many questions, so we will answer as many of them as we can in a post dedicated to each new phase. We will be starting with the food truck: FoodEx.
Where did the name come from?
Well, we were discussing names and we wanted to include the word "food" and our current tagline is "an edible experience" (also the name of this blog), so we shortened it to FoodEx. We like the fact that the "Ex" represents "experience", "excitement" and "express", three things that we hope to bring to the community.
What type of food will you be serving?
As you know, we are huge proponents of seasonal and local. We will do out best to prepare foods that are seasonal and use the best and closest to the Big Country ingredients. Once we have our gardens, greenhouses and Farmers Market (Emerald Farms, more on it in a future post) up and running, seasonal and local gets a lot easier. :-)
Okay, seasonal and local, but what are some examples?
That is a harder question to answer, because we create what we like to eat. We will always be bringing new dishes to the truck. This includes Thai, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, Indian, Italian, German and on and on. We will also be doing our own interpretations of classic dishes and fun and exciting new creations.
Okay, okay...just give me some specifics?
Well, you will see some of the following:
Tom Kha Kai (Chicken Coconut Soup: Thai)
Homemade Tomato Soup
Chicken and Dumplings
Handmade Buttermilk Biscuits with Gravy and Bacon
Paninos and other fresh sandwiches
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
And on and on and on....
We are striving to only have one or two offerings each time we go out. We want to focus on providing you the best quality product, at a fair price. Plus, there will always be something new to try. We all have to eat to survive, let's make it fun to eat!!
Where and when will you be rolling?
We hope to be up and running in the next 90 days. The initial trailer is being built and then we will finish it out.
We want to focus on lunch. Our goal is to roll a couple of times a week for lunch. We will be doing brunch a couple of Saturdays a month and some exciting monthly events in the evening at cordell's. We have already had many people volunteer locations and we are excited about them. We are always looking for additional locations as well, so if you have one, give us a shout. Our goal is to be accessible, quick, healthy and flavorful.
Will you do private events or caterings?
Yes, of course. We are all about bringing people together with food. Sharing a meal together breaks down so many barriers and creates friendships and relationships on an intimate level. We want to connect our community through food. We would love the opportunity to work with you to put together a fun and relaxing event or party. It will be a blast!
So, as you can see, we are excited about what is to come. We cannot wait to get rolling and to start creating experiences and new relationships. We thank you so much for your awesome support already and we look forward to continuing to earn your business and friendship.
That is all for now, more to come later...