Photography provided by: Trailer Made
Food trucks have certainly risen from the gutter they were once parked in. The humble food truck, which was once known for providing suss food to desperate patrons, are now more sought after then ever. Food trucks are now the beacon of high quality take-away food, roving around Melbourne’s hot spots, popping up at music festivals and even banding together at the Food Trailer Park. With food trucks providing yummy and accessible foods to munch on, one might start to think that this trend is due for a down turn – however – you might want to hold onto your social fingers before declaring a write off.
The next wave of food trucks are taking a more focused approach. We introduce the latest food truck set to make waves in Melbourne – Trailer Made. Drawing inspiration from various vendors and street hawkers in Europe, China and Korea, Trailer Made has adopted a real community feeling. Chef Casey Norman (formerly of Cumulus Inc) and manager Amy Roberts believe the best aspects of a food truck is that it combines their love of travel and meeting all kinds of people.
With Casey’s cooking talents, Trailer Made aims to bring restaurant-quality food out to the street without being confined to walls and price tag of dining in. “The menu I have created is a real illustration of the skills I have learnt over the past 12 years, a collaboration of my favourite foods paying respect to the raw ingredients, natural flavours and local produce.”
It’s not only the menu that has been carefully considered, but also the overall process of how it comes together. This includes providing biodegradable packaging, providing a locally sourced menu and catering for vegans, vegetarians, meat lovers, coeliacs and the ever growing diversity of food lovers.
You will find Trailer Made in the Northern suburbs streets of Melbourne, summer music and food festivals. Be sure to follow them on twitter at @trailermadefood
Trailer Made will also be making an appearance at Trailer Park on the 12 – 13 October