New Year 2015

Well haven't we been rubbish at keeping this up to date. Our only excuse and one we don't really mind having is that we have been BUSY! Each month for us has just got better and better and we topped the year off with our biggest event to date.

2014 lead us to many wonderful places, weddings, engagements, birthdays from 1 to 60, car shows, music festivals, old peoples homes, nightclubs, markets, cinemas, breweries and more. We have met the such a diverse mix of people and it just proves everyone loves pizza!

We spent our new year working at Beyond the Valley music festival. A first time festival run by a friendly team. We had no idea what to expect and kept panicking that we had too much stock and then 5 minutes later thinking we had too little! We had trained up 6 staff to help us at the festival to maximize our output.

Beyond the Valley exceeded all expectations. We sold out! We didn't have a queue of less than 10 minutes the whole time we were open. We were pumping out 50 pizzas an hour which from 30 with just the two of us was a big leap. It was a lot of hard work but amazing and we hope we get the opportunity to work there next year.

For 2015 we are looking at how we can up our output even more. We are looking at oven number 2 and whether that means van number 2 or perhaps a marquee for now. 2014 was incredible, we can't quite believe how far we have come. We are so excited for what 2015 has in store.

We want to say a huge thank you to any one that has bought a pizza, booked us for a job, followed us on social media or just smiled at us! We wish you all the happiest of new years!

Yarraville Gardens

Around a month ago we got our first street trading permit. Maribyrnong is one of the only councils in the city that don't make food trucks jump through hoops to get a permit to trade with in their council. They ask that you abide by a set of fair rules that involve parking restrictions, rubbish disposal and not parking too near a similar business. These rules work. The food trucks in Maribyrnong are respectful of the rules, other businesses and of each other.

Moreland council is another council that has embraced food truck culture and the trend is spreading as Melbourne City Council is currently running a 3 month trial with 10 food trucks with in the CBD.

How ever many of the other councils in and around the city ask food trucks to meet endless requirements and to provide pages of proof that you will meet those requirements. We would love to be able to trade in our local council of Mornington but they don't have a policy for food trucks, hopefully slowly but surely i'll ware them down and they'll be able to see the benefits of having food trucks on the peninsula. Who wouldn't love a food truck next to Portsea back beach on a summers day?

So with our permit for Maribyrnong we are able to trade at food truck hot spot Yarraville Gardens. On any given night you will find food trucks and keen as bean customers lining up along Somerville road. Some nights you'll find a complete truck jam of 14 trucks lining the street. One would wonder how well the trucks do with that many of them but the truth is the more the merrier! Fans of all the food trucks will come down and bring their families who might end up trying something from a different food truck, so everybody benefits. People bring a couple of beers, their dog, a picnic blanket and slowly make their way from truck to truck sharing and trying. Having a group of food trucks creates a great atmosphere and the more food trucks there are the more willing people are to come down.

We love going to Yarraville Gardens and have really enjoyed meeting and getting to know all the other food trucks owners. One of our favorite parts is that we all feed each other! We've had pork belly, corn and coleslaw from Gorilla Truck, pho from Nem N'Nem, salted caramel creme brulee from The Brulee Cart, burgers from Mr Burger, churros from Senor Churro, oregano and feta chips from Greek Street Food and the list goes on...

Yarraville Gardens even in winter has exceeded our expectations. We're really looking forward to seeing how it develops as the days get longer and nights get warmer. For any of you that haven't been before come along and say hello, grab a pizza and what ever else you may fancy from any of the great food trucks.