From the creators of Food Truck Festivals of America (FTFA),
we are now Food Truck Ventures (FTV).
The whole idea for FTFA started back in 2011 when we were reading about this new trend in dining out called “food trucks”. They were big in LA. They were parked in NY. They were hot in DC. They were starting to arrive in New England.
Our first festival at The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA featured eight trucks…and 4,000 people showed up. We were stunned. Then came our second. 12 trucks and 6,000 people. Then our third. 18 trucks and 10,000 people. At that point, we knew we were onto something and onto something big.
So, since 2012, FTFA was the only touring food truck/craft beer festival production company, bringing the fun and variety of food trucks to thousands of foodies around the country.
When COVID hit, we sold FTFA and created Food Truck Ventures, under which we now operate Neighborhood StrEATs, a hyper-local program that brings food trucks to neighborhoods and can fundraise for non-profits, and Food Trucks 2 Go (FT2G), our catering division for corporations.
Our mission from the start has been to support the food trucks, who are all small businesses, while providing another dining option for the public, especially these days. All ordering is done online, all COVID rules are followed. We are sad to see the food truck industry shrinking -- but we take pride in trying to generate some support for the trucks while also safely feeding some quarantined neighborhoods.
That's our story -- for now. More chapters to come, we are sure. We hope.
Our goal is not only to introduce communities across the country to the booming phenomenon of gourmet food trucks, but to support the small business owners who run them.
We aim to create destination events that feature the trucks and the food they serve.
Executive Producer Anne-Marie Aigner can best be described as a gifted trend-spotter. When she noticed a gap in Boston’s food truck industry she saw an opportunity to fill it with something divine. Food truck festivals are not just a trend on the West coast…they are a movement that has slowly trickled through the Midwest and finally landed in the East.
In fact, not only have the trucks arrived, but, based on the number of calls we get from businesses and communities all over the country, so have the festivals – and private events with food trucks. So, Anne-Marie created Food Trucks 2 Go (FT2G), which responds to requests for trucks and festivals. Are the food trucks here to stay? If you’ve eaten from a food truck, you already know the answer.
In the News
See what the media is saying about our Food Truck Ventures!
PTO programs use Neighborhood StrEATs...
Food Trucks And PTOs Team Up To Push Through Pandemic ...
The Neighborhood StrEATS food truck program in Watertown and Belmont is helping raise money for local PTOs.
Want a Food Truck in your Neighborhood?
Bringing food trucks to neighborhoods is a "No Brainer"!
Here from Sue O'Connell and Anne-Marie Aigner.
Thank you to Sue O'Connell and NECN for covering this event.
Food Trucks set up shop in Neighborhoods
Where we used to bring thousands of people to one festival, we are now bringing food trucks to thousands of neighborhoods!
Thank you to Boston 25 News for covering this event.