Street Food

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by prairiechef, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. prairiechef

    prairiechef

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    Has anyone here ever ventured into the street food market? Carts, trucks,etc.

    I'd like to hear your stories if you have... startup costs, headaches, that sort of thing.
     
  2. shroomgirl

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    farmers' markets and fair booths too?
     
  3. prairiechef

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    Absolutely. I'm not looking for details or "personal secrets", more of a generalized overview.
     
  4. leeniek

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    Closest I've come to it was when I worked at the cafe.  Once a year in the fall the street we were on would shut down for the street festival and we'd rent a bbq and sell hot dogs and sausages with a side of either coleslaw, potato or pasta salads.  All salads were made from scratch and we sold out every time.

    I learned to par cook the sausages as they took forever on the grill and as a bonus people could smell them cooking so they stopped by for a bite to eat. 

    One thing though.. on a colder fall day do not use your bbq as a means of keeping warm.. you will find that the propane supply is limited and yes it does run out.  (and yeah I learned that one through personal experience) 
     
  5. chefbuba

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    I'll raise my hand......