At Blue Bamboo, we admire the creative part of what food trucks do. The food served from these trucks is usually pretty good, they don’t charge a lot of money for what you get, and they are very casual. A big part of our own success at Blue Bamboo is catering, and I imagine that operating a food truck is much like catering. It is a big event every time that you go out!
I can see the glamour in why someone would want to go into the food truck business. There is freedom of not having a lease, and the idea of having lines down the street to eat your food is ego feeding. Cooks who don’t have a restaurant, who may want to have a restaurant could work towards that by having a food truck. In Florida, though, there are countless regulations to follow for anyone who would want to start a food truck business.
People often ask if there will ever be a Blue Bamboo food truck. Probably not. We’ve made an investment in our community by building a restaurant, and we are thankful that the neighboood likes us. That does not stop us from exploring the creative part of what makes a food truck successful, though! Today, we took a virtual tour around the United States, and visited Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to check out the best Asian food trucks we could find. Here are a few pictures of the items that we made, and ate!
We have cooking classes at Blue Bamboo every month, and each month, our classes feature a different theme. Join us if you can! Learn more about Blue Bamboo cooking classes and see what classes we have in store for you on the Blue Bamboo website. We would love to have you join us!
This Morning, I stopped by to tell all of Jacksonville that Caring Chefs is just around the corner. Here’s a link to my 3 minutes with Bruce Hamilton this morning:
Caring Chefs is on Sunday, October 14th, 2012. Tickets are $60 per person. There will be more than 60 restaurants participating. We love this event, and are excited that it will take place in less than a month!
September is National Food Safety Month. This morning, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association asked me to visit the WJXT studios and share a few tips with Morning Show viewers.
Here’s a link to the clip:
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Chef Dennis Chan is the creator of Blue Bamboo, a great restaurant. He writes this blog as an outlet for his food ideas and to keep fans of Blue Bamboo, Hip Asian Comfort Food and his cooking classes up-to-date.
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