The Creative Kitchen
Id be lying if I said building a food truck/mobile kitchen was a dream of mine, it sort of just happened. I researched, dreamed and viewed so many before one night I said, ‘We are going to need to build this ourselves!’
We looked at the costs and decided to be budget savvy, I would have to be the apprentice! We spent the next two months of winter on project ‘The Creative Kitchen’.
We handed the engineering of the flatbed trailer over to a local company but the rest was all up to us. She was put together with over 1500 5mm steel rivets which was my first job (I have to admit, I hired an pneumatic gun). Fresh & grey water tanks went in, floor went down, walls went up and soon we had bare bones.
She’s fully gas and electrical certified, plumbed and mobile with a 2500L walk in chiller on board and a 6 burner Falcon oven. As well as being practical and functional, she’s all kinds of elegance and beauty.
We chose to be extra and turn a standard mobile kitchen into something extraordinary. We refurbed old cedar shutters for the windows, sanded and moulded cedar to cover all the aluminium extrusions and brought back to life a very old cedar door.
Our bench tops are slabs of live edge macrocarpa with stainless steel rebated right into them and all the cabinetry was my job to hand build. Choosing the colour for the cabinets was surprisingly in the top 3 most stressful moments of building a mobile kitchen. I chose Retro from Resene and its pretty bold. Of course.
Like everything we do at The Platter Share, she’s a work of art and ‘ made from scratch’. I feel pretty proud every-time we tow her out to an event. She has created a new fire in our bellies for the passion to cook and create.