What the Truck?! Update

What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard (May 2018)
What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard (May 2018)

It’s almost food truck season and we are very excited that the trucks will be out and about soon! As such, we also wanted to provide some updates on the What the Truck?! front.

Over the off-season, we have been reflecting on our mission and goals, and while we remain ardent supporters of food trucks, we are changing the way we can support the food truck community.

As food truck culture in the city has evolved, What the Truck?! has also evolved and we moved away from many smaller truck stop events to a handful of larger scale events throughout the season. However, we have now reached the time where we will be stepping back from organizing food truck events under the What the Truck?! banner. We’re now going to focus on promoting food trucks and food truck culture through our website and social media.

Our goal has always been to promote food trucks and food truck culture to Edmontonians and our events have been a big part of that over the years. Watching the number of food trucks grow over the past several years and seeing trucks being incorporated at various events has brought us a lot of joy! Food trucks are a part of the fabric that makes up the Edmonton food scene with a presence on the streets, markets and events!

We are proud of what we have accomplished and the role we have had in promoting and supporting food trucks in Edmonton. We remain passionate about food trucks and will continue to provide a linkage for event organizers to reach out to our membership via the “Book the Trucks” form. We are also planning to re-develop our website to provide you with more information about the trucks as well as to promote and share other events involving food trucks.

Thank you to everyone who has ever attended a What the Truck?! event! We couldn’t done it without you and we look forward to running into you in a food truck line this season!

Volunteer Appreciation Meal: May 28 & 29, 2016

(video: Volunteer Appreciation Meal Sunday May 29, 2016 @ Northlands, thanks to Caleng Chang, WTT organizer,  for producing)


What the Truck?! volunteers lend a hand to keep our sites clean and tidy.  We strive to leave every location we utilize as clean, (OR cleaner), than we found it.

Our Northlands event on May 28 & 29, 2016 had over 12K people tell us they were interested in coming for dinner via Facebook.  Yikes! That’s a LOT of dirty dishes.  Imagine each person eating just one serving of food and drinking just one beverage, and you can get an idea of how much garbage is produced.  And let’s be real; who only eats ONE serving when they attend a What the Truck?! event! 😉

Our volunteers work extremely hard picking up the trash, and packing up the disposables.  It is certainly not glamorous, but so necessary to make the event safe & pleasant for all in attendance.

Why would anyone pick up garbage for 4 hours?

All of our volunteers are #yegfoodtruck supporters, and each volunteer has their own favorite truck.  Our volunteers are thanked by the food trucks each shift that they help out.  Thanked with the best food on earth — #yegfoodtruck food!!

The trucks DONATE meals for our volunteers; as their appreciation for the hard work they do on their behalf.

IMG_9939 crop(PART of Saturday volunteer appreciation meal – #nomnom)

The volunteer appreciation meals for May 28 & 29, 2016 at Northlands included generous & delicious donations from the following trucks:

Calle Mexico

Canicus Catering

Crooked Fork

Cuisine on Wheels


Divine Crepes

Explore India

The Good Stuff

Jeepney Jaytee

Jimmy Poblano’s Southwest Cantina

Little Village

Meat Street Pies

Molly’s Eats

Northlands Truck 1879

Phat Tony’s

Pink Taffeta


Roots Patties

Sailin’ On

SoCal Smoothies

Soner’s Donair

Spice Rickshaw

Truckin Good Eatz

THANK YOU to our #yegfoodtrucks  for taking such good care of our volunteers.  YOUR food is why they volunteer!  Also, thank you to Northlands for the ice and water when we ran out!

If you are interested in volunteering for a What the Truck?! event, please send an email to team@whatthetruck.ca.

Our next event is scheduled for Saturday June 18, 2016 at Blatchford Field  Come on out from 4:00 – 8:00!