Category archives for: Ventura County

Simi Valley, CA: Over A Dozen Food Trucks Gather To Support Local Students

THE MAIN EVENT: A DOZEN FOOD TRUCKS PARTICIPATE IN MAY 18TH COMMUNITY EVENT AT GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH FEATURING 27 KIDS ACTIVITIES FROM ADRENALINE RUSHES TO THE PRINCESS PALACE AND MICKY’S LAND.

Five-thousand plus local residents are expected to attend the First Annual “The Main Event” A Dozen gourmet food trucks have committed to the event.

Simi Valley, CA: Food Truck Festival to Support Troops Fighting Overseas

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Five-thousand plus local residents are expected to attend the Second Annual “Trucks for the Troops” fundraiser benefitting local Simi Valley charity FOR THE TROOPS. Fifteen gourmet food trucks have committed to the event with each truck donating 10% of their profits directly to For The Troops.

Thousand Oaks, CA: Food Truck Sales Raise Money for Westlake High Music Program

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Kate Johnson, 7, of Moorpark, plays a hybrid version of hopscotch/don’t step on the lines while she waits for her food from The Urban Oven food truck Sunday at Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks. Food trucks were the main draw to the Westlake High School music department’s fundraising event, which also included live entertainment, a water balloon toss and a raffle.

A program such as this gives the students a great place to become better at music. It grounds them in a program where they can be busy at something artistic, be part of a group and develop as young musicians.

Thousand Oaks, CA: School Festival Trucks in the Food

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The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Department will host a spring Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 14

Newbury, CA: Food Truck Fundraiser Supports NPHS FHA

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The event will help raise money to cover costs associated with student participation in the state conference and culinary competition.

Ventura, CA: Where Are Our Chefs Now?

Alberto Vazquez started his mobile catering kitchen, Rock Chef Rolls, after leaving his previous position as executive chef at Mediterraneo restaurant at the Westlake Village Inn. Among the mottos painted on the 8-by-22-foot trailer: "For those about to grub, we salute you." Lisa McKinnon/The Star

Vazquez was something of a rock star, given to wearing his hair in spikes and a wallet chain dangling from underneath his black chef’s coat.

Gourmet Ice Cream Truck a Hit in Simi Valley

King Kone of Los Angeles dished out ice cream Sunday afternoon during Surfin West's kickoff spring celebration in Simi Valley. Carlos Chavez/Special to the STAR

The ice cream truck, owned by King Kone Ice Cream Company, also is unique because it was recently rated as one of the top five best food trucks in Los Angeles by AOL Travel.