Meet the Organizers: Su Dennis

Last but not least, we’d like to introduce you to Su Dennis. Some of you may recognize Su, as she’s been one of our long-standing day-of volunteers:

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1. My day job is…

Nuclear Medicine Technologist and I work for the great group of folks at Medical Imaging Consultants.

2. Why did you decide to get involved in What the Truck?!

I decided to get involved with What the Truck because I want these events to continue; i want them to become bigger and better, and i want them to happen more often. I am pleased to be a new member of the planning committee, and will be helping with event day site set-up and clean-up, waste management and volunteer recruitment. If anyone reading this would like to volunteer on event days, drop me a line.

3. What is one of your favourite local food truck items?

Asking what my favorites are, is like asking a mother, ‘who her favorite child’ is. Just cant be limited to one! I LOVE sandwiches and burgers. I LOVE fried stuff. I LOVE dessert items. I LOVE trying new-to-me flavors. So i guess you could say, i just plain LOVE food truck food!

4. What is one type of food truck cuisine you’d like to see served curbside in Edmonton?

I think there are so many trucks out there now, it would be hard to conceive of any type of cuisine that is not served in #yeg! I have never been left wanting, that is for sure.

5. What about the food truck scene are you most looking forward to in 2015?

I am excited to try some of the new trucks, and to welcome back all of my old favorites. In the heat of the season, I have been known to eat food truck food MANY times each week. My goal is to try as many new trucks as I can.

Meet the Organizers: Mikhaila Skehor

Next up in our series highlighting our new organizing committee members, we’d like to introduce Mikhaila Skehor:

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1. My day job is…

Account Manager at Kick Point, a digital marketing agency located in downtown Edmonton.

2. Why did you decide to get involved in What the Truck?!

Like many Edmontonians, I live for when the weather is decidedly not-winter, and one of my favourite parts of the summer is to hit up the many What the Truck?! events (and the trucks that attend them) and experience the variety of cuisine they offer. It didn’t hurt that my dear friend Melina is also on the organizing committee, and had a blast being involved last year. I saw how much fun she was having and wanted in!

3. What is one of your favourite local food truck items?

I’d have to go with Attila the HUNgry’s chicken and waffles. The savory/sweet syrup combined with a healthy topping of kimchi makes it a must-have for me. Last year, I attended almost every chicken and waffle serving they had thanks to the HUNgry team tweeting me when it was C&W day!

4. What is one type of food truck cuisine you’d like to see served curbside in Edmonton?

This is majorly impractical, but I’d love a pho truck. Pho is one of my favourite things to eat and I wish I could find it on a truck.

5. What about the food truck scene are you most looking forward to in 2015?

I’m looking forward to trying out all the new trucks on the scene. Food trucks in Edmonton have exploded and I’m excited to try out the new offerings, and learn about the all the behind the scenes action at WTT?!

Meet the Organizers: Katherine Tam

We’re nearly ready to announce the details of our first event of the season, but in the mean time, we’re happy to say that our What the Truck?! team has expanded! We’ve welcomed three new faces to our organizing committee, and over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each of them.

First up, Katherine Tam:

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1. My day job is…

I work for a couple of trucking companies doing the accounting and helping run the offices.

2. Why did you decide to get involved in What the Truck?!

I have been a fan of What the Truck for awhile and absolutely love the energy it brings to Edmonton and wanted to be a part of it.

3. What is one of your favourite local food truck items?

Drift’s pork belly sandwich! I tried it at Taste of Edmonton a few years ago and starting following them everywhere which eventually lead me to a What’s the Truck event so you can say it was my “gateway” food truck item.

4. What is one type of food truck cuisine you’d like to see served curbside in Edmonton?

Dim Sum!

5. What about the food truck scene are you most looking forward to in 2015?

Looking forward to all the new trucks.

What the Truck?! is Recruiting!

If you love food trucks and attending food events and have thought about getting involved to become more than an attendee, then you might be interested in joining the What the Truck?! organizing committee!

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We’re looking for a few additional members to pitch in with the coordination of our 2015 season and beyond. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with food vendors
  • Event planning
  • Assisting with event promotion, primarily through social media
  • Day-of site setup, troubleshooting and clean-up
  • Management of online presence
  • Coordinating volunteers
  • Working with partners and sponsors
  • Financial management

While the festival season for us runs May through September, we’re already in planning mode. The time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per month in February to April and 15-20 hours during festival season.

If you’re interested, please send us an e-mail by March 4, 2015 with answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to join the What the Truck?! organizing committee?
  2. What skills and experiences can you offer the team?
  3. Have you ever been to a What the Truck?! event? What suggestions do you have for us?

Someone will be in touch with you after March 4.

Thanks for your interest!

August 16, 2014 What the Truck?! Menus

It’s our penultimate What the Truck?! of the season this Saturday – come out and enjoy an al fresco picnic in the park!

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

To help you plan your meal (drumroll please), here are the menus from the nine participating trucks:

Bully Food Truck

  • Lobster and Crab BULLY MAC – a blend of 6 different cheeses with tender Mac, dressed with garlic butter panko and a four cheese blend topped with lobster and crab
  • Porchetta Marsala with White Truffle and Olive Oil Mashed and Dressed Greens -cured pork belly encasing brined pork shoulder marinated in Tuscan herbs, Parmesan cheese, and fresh spinach; topped with Marsala wine cream and served with white truffle and olive oil mashed; served with dressed field mixed greens
  • Crispy Turkey Lasagna Skewers with Rich Marinara Sauce – fresh local ground Hutterite turkey sautéed with onions, garlic and house blend of spices, rich tomato sauce, pasta and mozza cheese skewered and fried crispy; served with dressed greens and garlic Parm drizzle
  • Thai Beef Philly – chef spiced beef slow roasted and sliced thin, mixed with sweet sautéed onions piled into a soft cradle bun and topped with Thai green curry sauce and smokey toasted coconut-marinated cucumber and carrot

Canicus Catering

  • Meat Lovers Pizza
  • Vegetarian Pizza
  • Canicus Prosciutto Pizza

The Crooked Fork

  • Duck Burger – ground duck breast, blueberry and rat’s tail radish aioli, brie cheese, lettuce, portobello mushroom, hot house tomato and fresh mango on a pretzel bun
  • Shrimp Ceviche – Tulip tostada and floribean slaw
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich – fresh chicken tenders, roaster red pepper aioli, red onion, tomato, iceberg lettuce drizzled with a dijonnaise and maple syrup sauce on a pretzel bun
  • Large Raviole (vegetarian) – stuffed with organic portobello mushroom and mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and tomato sauce, garnished with fresh Parmesan and cheese bread

Dolce & Banana

  • Authentic Porchetta Panino – tender pork shoulder, pork belly and pesto
  • Primavera Panino (vegetarian) – marinated eggplant, roasted red pepper, artichokes, pesto, cheese
  • Homemade Italian Sodas – 20 different flavors
  • Lemon Tiramisu
  • Pistachio Panna Cotta (gluten-free)
  • Cheesecake
  • Sorbetto – sorbet (gluten-free)
  • Granita (Italian slush)

Little Village

  • Kefteddy Burger – beef, pork and bacon patty on brioche with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Slow Roasted Lamb – on top of little lemon potatoes and tzatziki
  • Lamb Gyro – slow roasted lamb wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Lil’ Roasted Lambwich – slow roasted lamb on brioche with pickled cabbage, feta and mint
  • Chicken Souviaki – wrapped in pita wth tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Falafel – chickpea patties wrapped in pita with tzatziki and fresh cabbage mix
  • Little Lemon Roasted Potatoes – with tzatziki
  • Little Village Eatmore Bars

Nhon Hoa

  • Combo Cold Cut Sub
  • Juicy Meatball Sub
  • Vietnamese Sausage and Shredded Pork Sub
  • Shredded Chicken & Pork Sub
  • Satay Chicken Sub
  • Satay Beef Sub
  • Teriyaki Chicken Sub
  • Vegetarian Sub
  • Spring Rolls
  • Salad Rolls
  • Fresh Fruit Bubble Teas

One Cool Cookie

Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches:

  • Skor bacon cookie with salted caramel ice cream
  • Triple chocolate cookie with black cherry ice cream
  • Chocolate chunk cookie with peanut butter chocolate ice cream
  • Coconut oatmeal cookie with vanilla ice cream
  • Or, choose your own combinations from a variety of cookies and ice cream flavors! Plus ice cream floats and sorbets, too.

S’WICH

  • Rootbeer-Braised Brisket – horseradish aioli, lettuce, fresh radish on fresh-baked hoagie
  • Green Curry Deli Chicken – house-made deli-chicken, green curry mayo, pickled bamboo on fresh-baked pretzel bread
  • Chickpea Masala (vegetarian) – madras-curried chickpea, house sriracha cream cheese, fresh coriander, pear
  • Peanut Butter-Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich (gluten-free)
  • “Kardashian” Ice Brownie – frozen double-chocolate brownie (gluten free)

DJs Chesterfield, Polyesterday and Thomas Culture will be setting the tone with the best beats to eat your treats to!!

Update 08/15: Unfortunately, Native Delights is no longer able to join us, but we can’t wait for you to check out these other 8 incredible trucks!