The Heritage Truck Catering Company in Malden, MA has been in existence since 2014. It was originally conceived as both a street-vending and a catering food truck. It rapidly achieved success on the catering front, being particularly sought after for millennial weddings, farm events and sophisticated corporate gatherings. It was less successful as a street-vending truck where its farm-to-table food and seasonal versatility was often crowded by more easily recognizable, single dish-focused trucks.
In 2019, we decided to re-conceive the role of the Heritage Food Truck Catering Company, giving it both a more focused and a more ambitious mission.
Heritage Food Truck has now re-launched with a single focus on catering for individual and corporate events (including weekly catered corporate meals). Catered events have the triple advantage of allowing us to reach concentrated health- and sustainability-conscious populations, to scale food production to a level where our locally sourced ingredients can compete in price with “imported big food” ingredients, and to authorize frequent change of menus as a function of produce seasonality.
We also want the Heritage Food Truck to be both a role-model and a platform enabling third-party food businesses to develop their own partnerships with local farmers and local health providers. We rent our truck and staff to chefs and companies committed to this purpose, frequently participate in local events that promote the local ag-food-health agenda (e.g., at farmers markets) and act as gatherers and distributors of locally-produced packaged products.
Ultimately, the Heritage Food Truck Catering Company is about the enjoyment of good food. We may have a transformative ambition, but we live for the twinkle in our customers’ eye at the end of a great meal. See you at your next event.