|Katie & Josh, serving up the veggie burgers in Boulder|
I recently was offered the opportunity to travel around the country to help one of my favorite catering clients, Innovative Catering Concepts, manage the food sampling at major consumer events for Morningstar Farms and their vegetarian burger products. It was an extremely attractive offer to me, not so much for the work, but for the travel. It would allow me to spend almost 3 weeks on my own traveling through California and Colorado with most of my expenses paid. But before the real fun started I had plenty of work to do. After helping ICC plan what towns to get hotel rooms in (such as Louisville CO instead of Boulder, saving almost $150 per night per room), helping book all the flights for the traveling crew, and hiring local staff for each market, it was time to hit the road on May 21st.
|Starting the trip right at PHL Express Spa|
|Yes, Rocco, those are the Flatirons, the geological icon of Boulder.|
|The MorningStar Farms trailer, a wonder of modern food service technology.|
|There are two people to the right of Stevie with the shades, they are totally covered in stuff|
|Aunt Em, Aunt Em!!!|
We actually had to close early on Sunday due to a nice violent thunderstorm, but all in all it was a really nice festival in a beautiful spot. We packed up on Monday, returned all the equipment that needed to go back, gave leftover food away and prepared for the drive to California via Las Vegas.
|Ace road warrior, Julius "Jay" McKnight, wished he could fly to Vegas instead of Drive|
|Did somebody say Vegas?|
|Two of our local staff in California|
|Who will get me one of these? Someone please?|
|Back in Marin. Nice.|
Love to all and a special thought and prayer for Jeffrey Hamilton, The Marquis of Debris. He will be missed.