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Radish is a seasonal food truck started by JWU and RISD students that aims to serve meals made from local, organic ingredients.
Radish is a seasonal food truck started by JWU and RISD students that aims to serve meals made from local, organic ingredients.
95 backers pledged $5,860 to help bring this project to life.

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THE STORY 

In 2011, Timothy Silva had the problem of finding a place to eat healthy and affordable food on College Hill. After a chance connection between Danny Do, Alec Babala and Otis Gray, Tim knew that this was the team of passionate like-minded individuals that will bring College Hill the first food truck that served healthy dishes made from local ingredients. Though their encounter was fleeting, the dream stuck: 2012, the Radish team is working day and night to make it a reality. 

INTRO

We want to create a seasonal food truck that specializes in serving sandwiches and other dishes made from only the most local and fresh ingredients. The Radish team knows that Providence is a vibrant community for creative thinkers and makers. To that end we want Radish to be a hub for artists, musicians, and adventurers in the community by promoting their work through the truck. Imagine a mobile gallery space that doubles as a place to get amazing, feel-good food you can eat with your hands. 

THE MENU

Our menu will focus on serving healthy food made from local ingredients that tastes good and feels good to eat. Here's a sample of what we have planned and tested: 

SEASONAL SANDWICHES:

  • Ciabatte, White, and Wheat Breads
  • Banh Mi Pork Beef, Seitan Vegan option, Grilled Vegetables
  • Grilled Cheese with Tomatoes
  • Sliders

SEASONAL SOUPS:

  • Butternut squash, Lime, Puree
  • Carrot, Ginger, Puree
  • Hungarian Goulash stew
  • Glass noodle soup

SEASONAL SPECIALS:

  • Seasonal Salads
  • Nightly Pancakes
  • Weekly Baked Goods
  • Signature Herb Fries

DRINKS:

  • Fresh Juices
  • Coffee French Press
  • Iced Tea

More coming soon... (sandwiches, soups, salads, specials, drinks, and seasonal variations)


WHAT WE HAVE: 

A TRUCK

We are in possession of a truck that is currently being refurbished into a proper food truck that meets health codes and regulations. 


A TEAM 

Behind the Radish truck is a close-knit family of talented individuals working hard to make it a reality. Leading the team is:

EXECUTIVE CHEF: Danny Do - Culinary Arts and Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales University
FOUNDER, CEO: Timothy Silva - Entrepeneurship, Johnson and Wales University
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alec Babala - Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design
ART DIRECTOR: Otis Gray - Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design
CREATIVE TEAM: Philippe Cao, Kristen Harada, Aimee Kim, Elise Mortensen, Zach Salinger

AN INCUBATOR SPOT

In December of 2011 Radish was the grand-prize winning entrant in the Johnson and Wales Shark Tank competition. We are now entered into a startup incubator with experienced career advisors and some startup funding.

BUZZ

The Radish truck is slowly but surely generating buzz around town; the college community has caught sight of numerous stickers with a familiar looking vegetable… 


We've also earned mentions on… 

www.jwu.edu/Leadership
our.risd.edu
kidsuper.com/sandbox
minyungee.wordpress.com
facebook.com/risd1877

Our name is getting talked about: we're prepped and ready for launch but we still need your help to get us off the ground. 

HOW YOUR PLEDGE WILL BE USED: 

TO PAY FOR TRUCK REFURBISHMENT

The truck in our possession currently requires suitable equipment to be able to serve food in a clean, working service environment. Your pledge will help to pay for things such as… 

  • A commercial hood 
  • A flat top grill 
  • Plumbing and wiring costs 
  • A commercial refrigerator 

TO MAKE THE TRUCK LOOK GREAT 

The Radish team is committed to bringing you food in a clean, beautiful-looking truck that's worthy of our customer's aesthetic standards. Your pledge will help to pay for… 

  • Custom decal work 
  • Stylish furnishings for the prep table 
  • Seating space for our customers 
  • Speakers 
  • intuit service

We're looking to have a launch date on the 5th of May. Please help make our idea a reality, any amount helps! 

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Questions? Email us at pvd@whereisradish.com

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