Big Wheel is looking to change the way Central Florida eats. Our farmers market stands have been a good start. Time to go Mobile.
Big Wheel Provisions is a catering and provisions company in Orlando, Florida (www.bigwheelprovisions.com). We produce handmade foods in small batches, using local ingredients, creating relationships with farmers and other food artisans who supply us. We want the food of Orlando and the surrounding communities to go away from the current chain-heavy lineup full of commodity grown and produced foods, and move towards more independent food businesses which will feature ingredients by local farms (which have been featured on our blog at www.bigwheelprovisions.com/blog).
How does the food truck fit in? Well, it allows Big Wheel to now put local food into the hands of those in and around Orlando at least 6 days a week. Being both downtown during weekdays and late-nights, and at various farmers markets throughout the week, Big Wheel is ready to make a local food as amazing as it deserves to be each and every day.
The truck is purchased, and is currently going through the improvements that the truck needs. Improvements include:
- Installing Exhaust and Fire Suppression System which meet current Florida Code - New Paint Job and Design - Replacing Propane Canister to meet Florida Code - Installation of exterior lights for service area - General cosmetic improvements
Kickstarter money will be used for these improvements, both the design and materials. Big Wheel will be using independent artisan businesses owned locally for all work to be done to the truck.
What happens if we raise more than our initial goal? That money will be used to continue to promote Big Wheel's mission by paying for promotional material, fees associated with being present at festivals which are in celebration of local products and food, as well as helping recoup some of the costs associated with the Kickstarter platform.
At Big Wheel, we believe in local food. We believe in simple cooking. And we believe that Orlando is ready to support local farmers and food artisans, not just on special occasions or when trying to impress, but every day. This project's entire aim is to expose people to the opposite of the current norm in Orlando, commodity mass produced food, shifting the paradigm instead to focus on fresh foods, prepared simply, with creative ingenuity, locavore sourcing, and a passion for change. We think that these should all be an option no matter if you are on your lunch break, at a festival with your family, or downtown late at night. And with your help, we will make that happen.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,500 goal
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Feb 3, 2011 - Mar 5, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
-Handwritten Note on an exclusive BWP Food Truck designed card - Access to an exclusive "backer only" blog series detailing progress and work being done on the food truck, as well as some quick cooking tips and tricks we use at Big Wheel!
Pledge $20 or more
(All previous awards PLUS...) - Individually signed Big Wheel Provisions Recipe Booklet featuring signature items and ideas - An invitation to our "Backer Only" opening party, date and location TBD. Food by Big Wheel, because, well, that's why we are doing this!
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(All previous awards PLUS...) Limited Edition Big Wheel Provisions "Favorite Ingredients" Screen Printed Double-Sided Poster, Signed
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(All previous awards PLUS...) - Have your own bumper sticker on the back of the Big Wheel Food Truck! A favorite phrase, a cryptic message (PG13 and lower please), whatever you want! (Within reason....)
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
- 1 Hour In-Home (or via Skype / Telephone) consultation with one of the Big Wheel chefs to help develop a menu for your next party or event. Includes Menu Planning, Cocktail Creation, and Beer or Wine Pairing Suggestions.
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(All previous awards, except consultation, PLUS...) -Your very own personalized Embroidered Cook's Shirt with the Big Wheel Provisions Logo and your initials!
Pledge $500 or more
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(All previous awards, except consultation, PLUS...) - Hand-Branded Leather Big Wheel Provisions Coaster and Bamboo Cutting Board set - Admittance for 2 to an exclusive cooking demo and tasting by Big Wheel Provisions Chefs
Pledge $1,000 or more
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(All previous awards PLUS...) - Food Truck Sandwich Named and Designed by You - BWP Smokehouse Spice Gift Box - Big Wheel Starter Kitchen Tool Set - 3 of our Favorite Tools in the kitchen which make cooking easier!
Pledge $3,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
(All previous awards PLUS...) - Big Wheel Mobile Food Truck (or just our catering team) will host an event at your house or venue (within 20 miles of Downtown) for up to 30 Guests! Food, drinks (non-alcoholic), and all paper goods provided by the Big Wheel team!