The happy snapper food trailer was an interesting topic about seven years ago. While away for a soccer tournament we cooked for my sons teammates and all the parents. A few of them mentioned we should have a food truck or restaurant and continuously asked if we could cook again. So here we are seven years later with our very own food trailer. It has been a labor of love! We purchased a bare bones empty trailer and built our kitchen from the floor up.
We are not professionally trained in any trades and really did surprise ourselves with all the work we were able to do without assistance. Anything is possible if you put forth the effort!!
A lot of research and planning went into the design of our “truck” before we even got started.
First we needed to decide what concept we were going to roll with. Did we want to go full Puerto Rican food or Seafood? We knew for sure we were not going to do BBQ or Burgers as our main items because thats just not us and the market has enough great trucks with similar items. We decided to go with Seafood with a Latin Caribbean twist!
Now that we had our concept we had to account for all the cooking equipment necessary to create our food. I created a blueprint of all lights, electrical outlets, cooiking equipment, sinks, and storage before anything was started in the trailer. We were literally going to take an empty box and turn it into something amazing!
The first steps were to prep the trailer for “construction”. Since it was pretty much an empty box the only thing that had to be removed was a tin wood baseboard and stainless steel corner sheets.
Let the work BEGIN!!
Finally the day came!!! June 14th 2022 The Happy Snapper Food Truck was officially licensed in the State Of Florida!! The inspector couldn’t believe we built it ourselves and complimented us on our clean work! I was so relieved I cried Happy tears!
Little did I know the REAL work was about to be 10x harder!
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