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Roadside food offer in Altham is just van-tastic!
5:49pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
GOURMET food isn’t what you would expect to be served from a roadside food van – but that’s what one family business is doing.
Joanne Haworth spent years dreaming of bringing high quality food to the streets of Lancashire but never had the money to make it happen.
She said: “I have always loved cooking good food due to the inspiration of my mother, Jean.
“She would always encourage me to get involved in the kitchen.
“It didn’t matter how much money we had, we were always fed well with good, traditional recipes.”
After being encouraged by her family, and with her mum’s investment, Joanne teamed up with her sister, Andrea Eatough, and her niece, Lillie Eatough, who works alongside Joanne in the catering pod.
Their company, On The Kerb, has brought the concept of top gourmet road to the roadside in Altham.
One of the trio’s first steps was to find a catering trailer that would signal quality and send out the right message to their potential customers.
After many trips to see second-hand burger vans, that still had a lingering smell of grease, the company discovered Cater Pods and ordered a quirky food pod that stands out from the crowd.
The company hit the road in late July, offering their food to Altham Industrial Estate.
Workers from the surrounding businesses and passers-by alike sampled a menu that included home made steak burgers, soups and pies.
One worker told Joanne: “I never thought I would be served homemade curry on the street.”
The company’s produce is sourced locally and only free range eggs and butchers’ meat is served.
Joanne said: “It has been hard work over the past few weeks but with so much support, it has been enjoyable and Lillie and I have met some great customers who keep coming back for more.”
The company’s daily specials can be seen at the website www.facebook.com/onthekerb
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