Since Orca Eats opened in 2016, Orca Eats has served at 9 street locations, 2 Strawberry Festivals, 6 Concerts in the Park, many VIGA Farmers Markets, catered several weddings for 80-180, events at the Lodges, a rehearsal dinner for 110 at Camp Sealth, retreats of all kinds, First Friday Gallery Cruises, Halloween, Vashon's WinterFest, events at Open Space for Arts & Community, and private homes. It has been terrific, interesting, fun, and delicious, and we are grateful for every eater who has stopped by for a bite!
Oona, the food truck, is now buttoned up for winter: fresh water and gray water tanks are drained and clean, water lines drained, all the cooking equipment is clean and the truck is empty. Even the orca puppets are put away until next Spring, and we are taking a little break.
But not really! A break from cooking and serving on a regular basis, but the truck is ready with full propane tanks and quick, hot menu ideas ready to serve in case of big island emergencies this winter. We will feed emergency crews and neighbors during wide power outages and any other emergency that may arise. If Vashon roads are accessible, we'll cook and serve hungry folks.
It's also the time when we test recipes, tweak some favorites and dream of sunny days and serving food to islanders and visitors. We're also tuning up our Orca Ketchup for retail sales distribution! Have you read about our upcoming cookbook project with SeattleFoodTruck.com? With input from a Facebook poll, we decided on two big sellers for our recipe choices: Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream and UFO's (chocolate peanutbutter cups). The cookbooks should be out late in 2018, and we'll have some to give away and to sell. Can hardly wait to see the recipes, photos and stories of other food truckers from the area!
2018 is just around the corner, as they say, and Orca Eats is ready to serve you and your people. We have a few weddings on the calendar, and are available for more, as well as family reunions, business meetings, nonprofit fundraisers, and more. If you are hosting a gathering, we'd love to cook for you! Let us know by calling 206-304-1049, or clicking here.
It is time for these Vashon orcas to pause and say THANK YOU to you, our kind and hungry neighbors and friends. We really enjoy seeing you out the service window! See you in April if not before!
T H A N K Y O U !