|Boston will have 56 food trucks in 2013!
Hard to believe when the city is covered in snow, but it's true.
The explosion of food trucks in Boston over the past 3 years (from zero trucks in 2010) means more and more people are eating from trucks. That means more and more people are dreaming about starting up trucks of their own.
Clover Food Lab is teaming up with top food truck operators, urban planning scholars, City of Boston officials, and culinary anthropologists for an ambitious event that aims to connect food truck operators, share lessons, and discuss the direction of street food in our cities.
Food Truck 101: The Conference
Thursday, February 28, 4pm-8pm
Clover HUB (1075 Cambridge St, near Inman Square)
Beer Launch with Berkshire Brewing Co., following conference
Sessions will include:
How to Invent Food on a Truck
Irene Li, Cook and Buyer for Mei Mei Street Kitchen
(in year 1 of operation in the City of Boston)
How to Build a Food Truck
Patrick Lynch, owner of Bon Me
(winner of City Hall's Food Truck Challenge, with
2 trucks and a restaurant in Kendall Square)
Food Truck Economics
John Lee, Director of Finance for Clover Food Lab
(First new food truck in Cambridge, Boston,
7 trucks, 2 restaurants)
Social Media for Food Trucks
James DiSabatino, owner of Roxy's Grilled Cheese
(2 trucks, featured on The Food Network's Great Food Truck Race)
We have a few tickets remaining. $100 for the general public, and $10 for students and professors. Ticket sales will close on 2/25. Registration at www.foodtruck101.eventbrite.com
Food Trucks, Street Food, and the Evolving City
Edith Murname, Director of Food Initiatives for the City of Boston,
Dr. Merry White, culinary anthropologist and author, Boston University,
Christine Liu, America's Test Kitchen, founder of Boston Food Truck Festival
Dr. Zenovia Toloudi, Artist-in-Residence, Mass College of Art, MIT
Dr. Eran Ben-Joseph, author: Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, MIT,
Moderated by Ayr Muir, founder of Clover Food Lab.
Thanks, hope to see you there!
Director of Communications
Clover Food Lab
1075 Cambridge Street