Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro, and Tom Kyrk, founder and chief blogger for RoadTestedLiving.com will be hosting the first annual Cooking in the Truck Summit. This event will be held in the Freightliner hospitality trailer (Papa Johns lot) at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 26th 2015, at 8PM.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of drivers who prefer to cook in their trucks. This is done for a variety of reasons including being able to save money, to improve their health, and more. A variety of resources have become available to help encourage drivers to cook in their trucks. These range from web sites to cookbooks for truckers, and even Facebook pages.
Linda and Tom would like to improve the communication between these groups and make them aware of the resources that are available. Their goal is to get the word out that cooking on the truck does not have to be hard, complicated, or expensive.
The purpose of this Summit is threefold:
- Discuss ways to encourage and promote cooking in the truck.
- Share ideas on food and storage.
- Discuss ways to work with the various companies in the trucking industry to help them understand drivers needs. The hope is that the products and services drivers’ need and use will become more widely available and economical.
Anyone with an interest in cooking in his or her truck, or grilling outside is welcome to attend. Everyone is encouraged to submit pictures and a brief description of their favorite cooking appliances, as well as storage solutions for life on the truck. This information will be made available to anyone on the Cooking in the Truck Summit Facebook page as well as on RoadTestedLiving.com.
This meeting meant to bring drivers together so that they can exchange ideas and encourage unity. This is not about promoting one style of cooking or way of doing things. Everyone is welcome from the expert chef to the novice who just reheats cans. There is no wrong or right way.
The Cooking in the Truck Summit is not affiliated with any group or organization. Linda and Tom are doing this on their own as they feel it is important bring as many people and ideas together as possible to promote cooking and living better on the road.