Our story

It all started with an idea in 2015. Corporate life had just taken it's toll on our founder and he was looking for the next challenge...

Mario was born and raised in Austria in Burgenland. From a young age he loved helping his grandmother in the kitchen. Once he graduated from high school, he began his career with an apprenticeship at the world famous Hotel Sacher in Vienna. In 1985 he came to visit his mother in sister in the US and decided to stay here. Through the years he’s tried many different professions, but somehow always found his way back into gastronomy; helping his mother in her restaurant in Texas and Las Vegas.

Erika was born and raised in Austria, in the Steiermark. She also took a turn in the food service industry with training in cooking and came to the US in 1985 just a few months before Mario. Over the years she raised a family and took up the nursing profession. Erika also continues to have a passion for cooking and remains very active with her Austrian community.

In 2016 Mario and Erika met. Throughout 2017 they spoke about various business ventures and in 2018 born was the food truck idea..., They started to cater little get-togethers, weddings and office lunches. Mario and Erika continued those catering events and made a bid for a big festival "A Taste of Colorado " https://www.atasteofcolorado.com, you can see images in the events section. They also catered a very nice event, the Austrian Christmas @ Schweiger Ranch. https://schweigerranch.org/austrianchristmas/. They enjoyed this very much and will continue to do this one for as long as they’ll have us. You should join us there; face painting, carriage rides, Tree lighting ceremony, wreath making workshop, a Christkindl market, our Austrian cuisine and so much more...

In February 2019 they purchased the truck, finally; A 2009 Workhorse W62 Stepvan, with 22 feet of kitchen space. In April financing was secured and in May the build out started. Estimated completion time is beginning of July 2019.

In June they submitted the Tri-county health department plan review paperwork. Check back often for more updates.

On August 4th, we had our Grand Food Truck Opening @ the Pilothouse in Aurora. Even that did not come too easy; the day before we were driving on E-470 on our way to the commissary kitchen to drop off some food from a shopping trip at Restaurant Depot, when we blew a tire. The inside driver side rear tire tore a hole in the floor when it blew. We called some that could come out on a Friday evening in rush hour to come rescue us and replace the tire on the side of the road.We made our grand opening and are working our way through the metro area.

In June they submitted the Tri-county health department plan review paperwork. Check back often for more updates.

A special thanks to Billy at Copper Kettel Brewing and Jean at Pilothouse in Aurora for taking a chance on us and being our first food truck locations. Also to Hamlet at Station 26 Brewing for allowing us to serve their customers for their Oktoberfest '2019 without having seen us in action before.
One final very special thanks to Elizabeth @ the Schweiger Ranch for allowing us to serve our cuisine to the great peopel who come to the annual Austrian Christmas event. We have a lot of fun at those, it's our favorite of all events and hope to see you there every year. And so our story continues...

On January 31 2020 we got and invitation to be featured on Channel 2 & Fox 31 news for their Food Truck Friday segment.

On June 30 2020, I decided to "retire" from my IT career and work on the food truck full time.

2021 as for a lot of business was still pretty rough. We all hoped to have this post pandemic revival, but it did not happen. A majority of people over the summer went on vacation with their families, events were sparsely attended which made it even more difficult for the small business owners and mobile food vendors. Summer is where most of us make the money to carry us through the winter, as business slows down significantly after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to a better 2022.