Local Food Trucks Form Association
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 17:10 RCN Newsdesk
Local food trucks have formed the Cincinnati Food Truck Association which, according to a news release, aims to reinvent food truck vending in a way that is beneficial to Cincinnati, food truck entrepreneurs, and their patrons.
Food trucks were granted permission to operate in Covington last fall, a move that was met with both celebration and contention. The trucks are permitted to operate solely on private property with permission from the property's owner. Four "food truck invasions" have been hosted in the city featuring several trucks that are part of the new association. Several more "invasions" are planned in the coming months.
The Cincinnati Food Truck Association (CFTA) is a non-profit organization made up of small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks and trailers in Cincinnati focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development, according to its news release.
CFTA created a mission statement that reads, "To campaign for safe, affordable and legal access to street food in metro Cincinnati area by fostering positive relations between street vendors and the residents and business of the communities they serve. Our mission is to create a market in which food trucks, trailers, vendors and patrons alike can work together for the betterment of the industry. The immediate goal of our newly formed organization is to work with the City of Cincinnati to increase the number of available mobile food vending spots within the pilot program. In addition, we hope to plan food-related events, create a welcoming environment for future Cincinnati food trucks, carts and vendors as well as create an online source with contact information, calendar of events and other relevant information.
Find out more about the CFTA:
Emily Frank, C’est Cheese ‐ President
Elizabeth Romero, Sugarsnap! Truck ‐ Secretary
Tracy Sims, Taco Azul ‐ Treasurer
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE CINCINNATI FOOD TRUCK ASSOCIATION:
C’est Cheese ‐ www.cestcheesecincy.com
Café de Wheels – www.cafedewheels.com
Catch‐A‐Fire – www.catchafirepizza.com
Eat! Mobile Dining – www.eatmobiledining.com
Eclectic Comfort Food – www.eclecticcomfortfood.com
Goldstar Chili Mobile – www.goldstarchili.com
Kaimelsky’s – www.kaimelskys.wordpress.com
Mr. Hantons Handwiches – www.mrhantons.com
Queen City Cookies – www.queencitycookies.com
SugarSnap! Truck – www.sugarsnaptruck.com
Taco Azul – www.tacoazul.com