This week on a jam-packed Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler and guest co-host Chef Evan Hanczor are talking mission oriented food trucks with a plethora of guests including: Jordyn Lexton, Fredrick Coleman, and Matt Geller. Jordyn is the founder of the Snowday Food Truck and Drive Change, which operates in NYC to build and operate locally sourced food trucks that hire, teach and empower formerly incarcerated youth while Fredrick is the Drive Change/Snowday liaison. Matt is on the line from California and is the CEO of the SoCal Mobile Food Vendors' Association and as such has extensive experience advocating on behalf of food trucks. In the first half of the show, the group chats about Jordyn's background and experience in the criminal justice sector and how she became involved in the food truck realm, plus what she and Fredrick believe customers take away from their unique food trucks. After the break, Matt joins in the conversation giving further insight on the regulations and technicalities of running food trucks and explains how food trucks are important entities in the restaurant and food industries. Tune in for a great show! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
"We want to create community. We use the food truck as a mechanism to do that." [20:00]
--Jordyn Lexton on Eating Matters
"What the food truck industry has done has really created a lot of innovation in the food industry because it's so expensive to get into. It can be a little stifled... and some food truck owners become restaurant owners eventually as well." [26:00]
--Matt Geller on Eating Matters