Life’s Kitchen joined the new and exciting era of concession trailers that hit the Treasure Valley not long ago. May 20th marked the maiden voyage of the S.S. LK when we participated in the Pig-a-Palooza event in downtown Meridian. The trailer (pictured), is a long one, at some 25 feet. The team put together jerk pork, and pork tacos that blew our collective doors off! The idea for us is pretty simple, our students need to have training opportunities to improve skill building, the large scale production the trailer offers fits nicely, and the customer service our students need to prepare for the work force is a great bonus as well.
There are some people we need to thank because without the community support we received, this project just wouldn’t have been possible. The granting agency that provided the funding prefers not to be publicized, but know that we are extremely grateful for their help! Dowdy’s Automotive should also be thanked as we store our trailer at their Federal Way location.
The folks from CH2M Hill, specifically Pam Brewer and Clay Cirino, donated a lot of time and expertise to the project, as well as good old fashioned elbow grease! Thank you very, very much!
The Rotary Foundation also deserves a round of applause because they helped pay for the logo work that Catapult3 installed for us. The look we have is really nice, and we are excited about the way it turned out!
The concession trailer is a real asset for Life’s Kitchen. It gives us an opportunity to get out into the public to provide great food from our students as well as helping pave their way to a future that is productive and healthy. As I mentioned, the food is great, but the training it provides for our students is the best reason to have the trailer. The next time you see us rolling down the road, give a wave and honk to show your support. When you see us at an event near you, stop by to say hello, and have a plate of the some of the best food around, made by our students. We appreciate your valuable support!