- There is not much room in a food truck. Only a few people can be in there cooking at a time.
- It gets very hot inside a food truck. One evening not long ago, it was 102 degrees inside.
- Sarah’s latex gloves literally fill up with sweat which spills out in the sink when she removes them to wash her hands and cool off.
- If you are a little late putting the pasta on to boil, it will take forever to get ready as the line outside the window grows.
- Leaning out the serving window is a back-killer.
- I need to fill out the Intent to Serve forms for the Health Department as soon as we have dates for an event.
- I need to remember to mail the Intent to Serve forms for the Health Department as soon as we have dates for an event.
- If you swap out the propane tank in a pouring rain there is a good chance it will not start up afterwards.
- If you swap out the propane tank in a pouring rain there is a good chance it will not start up the next day, either.
- Pretty much anything you stack loosely on the shelf behind the driver’s seat will fall and hit Sarah on the head when she brakes.
- Appliances, no matter how heavy they might be, will shift around in a moving vehicle.
- It is possible for three hours to fly by when serving over 400 people.
- Children are the sweetest customers!
- It is important to stay organized and communicate during meal preparation and service.
- People don’t realize it is a licensed commercial kitchen and sometimes just want to come in and join us as if we are at home. :)
- Generators are loud.
- You cannot open the oven when somebody is serving out the window.
- It is difficult to bake cookies or pizza while serving out the window.
- With enough elbow grease, the griddle can be kept relatively clean and shiny.
- It is far easier to fill the water tanks with a hose than it is with gallon jugs.
- The people we serve food to are very gracious.
- Even though we didn’t initially want a full-size fridge in the truck, it is very handy to have.
- It is hard to judge from week to week how many meals to plan for.
- People really like iced coffee, even though I doubted they would. Sarah proved me wrong.
- It is hard to find a vegetable everybody likes.
- If the customer outside the window is very tiny, and about three years old, and there is no parent around, the possibility I will drop the plate trying to hand it to him/her increases drastically.
- People generally accept a serving of everything the first time around. The second time around you find out what they liked.
- If you don’t wear your WHMI apron, your t-shirts will get ruined when you cook.
- I have never enjoyed grocery shopping. I still don’t.
- One little boy can eat five or more hot dogs.
- Lemonade is more popular than ice water.
- Not everyone wants dessert, but most people do.
- On days when everything goes wrong, you have to stop and laugh at yourselves.
- If we bring the truck, people will come to eat.
- If we bring the truck in the rain, people will still come to eat.
- It can get confusing if we offer too many choices.
- Even though storage space is limited, it is possible to lose things inside the truck.
- Licensing inspections are nerve wracking.
- In the midst of serving people, you have to remember to stir what needs to be stirred, or check what needs to be checked.
- Every time there is a break in the line, there is something that can be done.
- As soon as you step out of the truck to chat with someone, more people will come to eat.
- You can never have enough oven mitts.
- Two hours in the truck can feel like three hours at the gym.
- I absolutely love The Torch, and working in the food truck, and can’t think of a better way to spend my time!
I have learned so much about food trucks this summer.