So I realize I’m a little behind everyone else posting about this, but I also have a job with crazy hours that I never seem to be able to get away from. But it’s this job that let me be at the Gold Standard in the first place. I don’t know if I would have been ABLE to fork over the money for tickets (hey being a taco truck manager is fun, but it’s not exactly a high paying job), but our PR team was looking for people to man our booth, so I willingly volunteered. One of the smarter decisions I’d made in awhile.
While it was ABSOLUTELY nuts in our booth -we served around 1000 tacos on a 6 by 12 griddle being heated with sternos (yes, sternos! right?!) since they wouldn’t let us use our butane burner- I did get some time to walk around and try all the eats. I was stuffed. Everything was so good!!
Maybe next year I’ll be able to enjoy more of the event instead of slaving away in the back! Regardless, I still walked away having eaten way too much food, and at the end of the event, a little tipsy – Hehe! Here are some highlights:
All the people!!!
Jar’s little sandwhiches were AMAZING!!
Yummy noms from Mozza:
The folks from Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon…that cupcake was OMG delicious, and let me tell you, anything with burrata will ALWAYS win me over.
Me with our executive chef at Border Grill, Felix Garcia, who I JUST found out, is practically my family. His dad is best friends with D’s dad and his aunt is married to D’s cousin or something like that, LOL!!
Working our outdoor booth, making up some of our unique and delicious avocado tacos. A Border Grill Truck exclusive…
And my one of my two favorite Uncouth Gourmands (oh wait, there are ONLY two, right? LOL), Josie, came by to check out our booth and say hi. I know she saw more of the actual event so be sure to check out her writeup
This picture, BTW, is how I decided that chef coats are NOT my best look. ::sigh::
And after trying to stalk THE Jonathan Gold the entire event (rather unsuccessfully I might add) our catering manager finally saw him at the end, and came running back out to our booth, and calling me on my cell phone and basically dragged me back in so I could take a picture with him. Now is that being an amazing friend or what?
This was a fun and very successful event for us. In addition to getting the word out about the truck we also got a lot of response for our campaign to bring Border Grill to LAX. Speaking of which, and I’m about to make a totally shameless plug, but if you’re interested, please check it out and feel free to fill out the form being sent to the committee here