I get asked about the creation of this business so often that I will attempt to appease those queries with a discourse of our origins. (Did I mention that I was an English teacher?) Well, follow me on this...
This truck is combination of efforts from a multitude of peoples. It all started twenty-one years ago when I met my husband Tom on a blind date.
Oh wait; you don't want to read about the origin of origins.
Well, Tom's sister is a caterer. Her dream was to own a food truck.
A food truck was found in a land far, far away. Or 2 hours away.
Tom purchased the food truck for his sister and I to operate, but mainly his sister. I didn't realize I was going to operate the food truck at the time and likewise, I don't think Penni was prepared to operate a food truck either. But , despite being a sudden purchase, there we were - owners of a Fed Ex-sized truck.
We quickly learned all about Lesson 1 (future blog post) which is HAVE A PLAN! In a matter of days, I found myself needing to be legally certified to serve food, legally certified to drive a truck, legally certified to operate a kitchen on wheels. These are all things that can be achieved relatively quick, but one needs the proper knowledge to maintain those things. (The Internet comes in handy for this.)
So, if you are considering operating a food truck, food wagon, food cart, know that it helps to start with a business plan. A marketing plan. ANY plan.
My goal with this blog is to take you on our day-to-day adventures, as well as educate you on how to properly operate a food truck (especially in the state of Michigan, though some lessons can be applicable to any state).
So, that's it. The official first blog. Well, actually second blog, but the first one was too boring.
There really is no glamorous beginning to our story, it's just our story. And sometimes that makes for decent entertainment!