Red Hot - Vintage Food Truck
Red Hot - Vintage Food Truck
Hello my friends and family!
As someone who loves to create and is passionate about American cooking and baking, I've decided to take on the challenge of joining the "street food" movement here in France.
Follow me on this tasty adventure!
This year I bought a 'vintage' 1974 French 'George et Jacques' camper. At the time of its construction, it was already a throw-back to the 1950s with its rounded silhouette and lovely symmetry.
I have started to bring the caravan up to European health and food service standards (HACCP norms). It's the beginning of a time-consuming, expensive and ambitious project for this mom of three busy boys, and a very happy one.
What am I going to serve??
America's favorite dishes, of course, especially in the 1950s!
The Hamburger: 100% beef, 100% authentique!
The Cheeseburger: The only way to improve The Hamburger!
The Real American Hot Dog: No baguette served here! What if you add cheese? A Cheese Dog! And what if you add chili? A Chili Dog! And why not a Chili Cheese Dog? The possibilities are endless! (you US and UK folk may be familiar with the variations of a hot dog, but the French Market is about to discover them all...)
French Fries: Okay, yes, this one is actually already named for this country, but Onion Rings are not, and are also a specialty that has been greatly underexploited here. Fries and Rings: Hamburger and Hot Dog's BFFs.
And after? A dessert? A snack? Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, carrot cake, cheese cake, pancakes (for those early morning events)!
All home made!
And of course, a hot coffee, cold drinks, frosty beer, tea and herbal tea, and hot chocolate for when the weather is chilly.
The menu will evolve from season to season, so visit often (or follow me on Facebook or Instagram) to see what's new.
The Red Hot Vintage Food Truck is a unique idea, warm, clean, and welcoming with a happy ambiance, especially when I slip out of my kitchen whites and disguise myself as the perfect 1950s hostess:
Oops... that's Tina Louise. But as soon as I get my make-up on, I'll post a photo!
Clients will find this little camper converted into a professional kitchen, in line with European norms, giving the distinct impression of having travelled back in time to the age of Rockabilly, drive-ins and moderate inflation rates.
Allocation of funds
So what goes into a project like this? Your donation will start the ball rolling on equipping the interior of the truck with three vital pieces of equipment:
A 90cm gas grill:
Professional hood (150cm):
A counter-top gas fryer:
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank also receives 8% of all funds raised on its site, in this case: 240 euros
My little lady currently looks like this inside:
But with a little love, time, energy and help, she's going to resemble this:
Shiny! Tada! Magic!
No, of course, NOT magic. Crowdfunding, a bank loan, personal investment, and lots of hard work.
Any funds raised that surpass my goal will go towards expenses related to training and permits, and the eventual repainting of the exterior of the camper, or possibly investing in a vinyl full-cover wrap for the exterior.
And here's where you come in! With your help, the interior of the caravan will be well-equipped and up and running, and to thank you for your donations, check out the goodies you will earn for your generosity!
Plus, giving just feels good.
In order to donate, a simple secured registration on this page is required.
You can also easily log in using your Facebook account, and US and UK residents are able to donate by PayPal.
If you are not comfortable with online transactions but would still like to help, contact me directly.
If my goal of 3000 euros (appx 3300 USD) is not raised in the next 30 days, you will be completely refunded by the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank site. It's a win-win!
Thank you so much for your friendship, your support, your ideas and your interest in this project as it has developed.