In the fall of 2012, Chameleon Concessions rolled out one sweet food truck.
Well, maybe it was more savory. The AZ Canteen food truck was built for celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame.
“After eating at hundreds of food trucks and street stalls around the world, and after creating several airport restaurant concepts with OTG including Minneapolis and New York City, it just hit me like a ton of bricks that instead of a booth at the Fair, we needed to have something more flexible and mobile. A food truck was a natural,” says Zimmern.
Chameleon Concessions helps restaurant owners, food service entrepreneurs and celebrity chefs serve up fabulous food truck cuisine. Years of experience have prepared Chameleon Concessions owner Mark Palm to capitalize on the Twin Cities food truck craze. Chameleon Concessions helps restaurant owners, food service entrepreneurs and celebrity chefs serve up fabulous food truck cuisine.
Palm says, “Zimmern’s team understands restaurant equipment and had no barriers to making everything in his truck absolutely perfect for serving Zimmern specialties like oyster crab gumbo or crispy pork bellies.” Zimmern says, “We couldn’t have done the AZ Canteen without Chameleon Concessions. They are the gold standard and I would recommend them without equivocation.”
The opportunity to work with Zimmern has opened doors for Chameleon Concessions. Palm says more celebrity chefs are now coming to him with food truck projects.
Palm has many ideas for future food trucks. He envisions a truck for self-serve frozen yogurt sold by weight. “That could be fun for ballparks or other events where there are lots of kids,” says Palm, “or maybe a take-and-bake pizza truck at a park-and-ride where commuters could pick up dinner on their way home from work. The food truck possibilities are endless.”