City: Long Valley, NJ
Hot Box “Street Cuisine”
Hot Box Food truck started in spring 2009 by Chef Michael Christiansen, a native of Long Valley, NJ. Michael has been fortunate enough to gain many experiences from around the globe. He found through his travels some of his favorite foods came from some of the most authentic street food stands. Some of the advantages to these great foods were the freshness by nature of limited refrigeration and quick turnover of ingredients. Street food is usually simple, quick fare; indigenous to the region it is served. One of the best things about street food is the lack of rules and pressures of etiquette. The eating experience becomes strictly focused on the food.
While street food has been a main stay around the world for centuries, the trend of street food is coming onto the culinary scene as one of the hottest trends in the United States. From coast to coast, foodies are flocking to the rolling restaurants for delicious eats. In the recent past, street food in the North East has been mainly relegated to hot dog stands and Mr. Softee but we are now seeing an emergence of high quality, gourmet foods made with fresh and local ingredients. It is now not unusual to find items such as pizzas fired in a wood oven on a mobile trailer to caramelized pears and Panna Cotta served from a truck. Hot Box Street Cuisine is bringing all of the things you love about all of the above except with a more approachable and trusting environment.