my temp job on a food truck

A few posts ago I mentioned that I’ve started working on an as-needed basis on a food truck called The Herban Legend, and I wanted to share a bit about it with you.  It’s so fun, and I wish I could just keep doing that for a while (but I need a job that will have more hours and thus, more money).  I’m actually really proud of the business, the chef I work with (my chef boyfriend’s head chef’s girlfriend… so many chefs!), and myself — I’m learning quickly and doing my best!  Here are some pictures:

the herban legend


You order at the window, and inside there’s a fryer, a flat top grill, some warmers, a refrigerator for the fresh ingredients, a freezer, a cooler for the drinks, a sink, and the little area in front of the window that has a table/cutting board.  That’s a lot in such a small space!  I stand at the window and take orders using both regular paper tickets and an iPad app that’s like a cash register.  The chef’s phone has an attachment that works with the same register app, and it lets you swipe credit/debit cards.  Pretty cool, right?  I also season the fries, put things in the little baskets and paper bags, and call out the names of the customers to give them their orders.  I’m learning what goes into each dish, so maybe I’ll be able to construct them myself sometimes when we get really busy!

The menu is designed with a few staple items and some specials that can change from day to day, depending on what ingredients are available and what new ideas the chefs have.  Here’s what we were serving on Wednesday:

the herban legend menu


I’ve tried almost everything and it’s all amazing!  The Parmesan truffle fries are especially great — they’re tossed with Parmesan, truffle oil, and a salt blend:

the herban legend parmesan truffle fries


There are always some left over at the end of the day, so I get to eat them along with a free meal of my choice!  It’s really a great job, I just wish I could work more days/hours!

Just wanted to share this with you.  I know it’s not crochet/knitting related but it’s something I’m really excited about, and I don’t go off-topic too often, right? 🙂

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!  Back to the CAL tomorrow — it’s gonna be a great installment!

CAL progress and a life update

Hey everyone!  This is just a post to express my appreciation for everyone who is participating in the CAL.  I’m very surprised and honored by the turnout!  And everyone seems to be enjoying what we’ve done so far (at least I hope so!).

Just as a reminder, you can post pictures of your progress on the facebook page or the Ravelry group page, and if you’re on Instagram you can use the hashtag #nyaccal to show what you’ve done!  And don’t be shy if you have questions or problems — I know these stitches can be tricky and if you’re stumped I’d love to try to help!

I’ve been so excited about the CAL that I’ve already made the post for this upcoming Saturday.  I scheduled it to be published at 00:01 Saturday morning (Eastern Standard Time).  Would you like a teaser preview picture?  Here’s one of the steps of a certain stitch we haven’t done yet:


Hopefully that didn’t give too much away!  It’s not enough for anyone to go off of so I’m afraid you can’t really rush ahead.  😉

Anyway, thanks again for everyone participating and also for everyone observing our progress.

I also wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers concerning my friends in the Oklahoma storms and also concerning me finding a job.  It means a lot.  My friends are all fine, thank goodness.  There still hasn’t been a job opportunity available for me to take in the counseling field (or a full time job that I’ve applied for that’s not in my field), but I did pass the NCE (that test I was so worried about at the beginning of May)!

I have, however, found a temporary sort of job working on a food truck.  My boyfriend, who is a sous chef, naturally has a head chef at his restaurant.  The head chef has a girlfriend who is also a chef (I’m surrounded by amazing cooks!) and it’s her food truck that I’m working on.  It’s not every day but it will hopefully be enough to pay bills!  That’s exciting in itself, and it’s an added bonus that it’s really fun!  The food truck is a mobile restaurant called The Herban Legend, and the food is “international street food.”  I’ve tried most everything, from the shawarma to the Chicago dog to the gazpacho, and it’s all amazing!  We go to breweries and events such as concerts or parties around Charlotte.  The heat is a bit rough — it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside the other day (32 degrees Celsius, I believe), so add the additional heat that builds up inside a vehicle in the summer and then add the heat from a flat-top grill and a fryer and, well, you get the idea.  I sweat so much that my clothes stick to me and the Band-Aids covering the blisters on my ankles are just sliding right off, haha.  Despite the heat, I have a great time with the lovely chef I’m working with and it’s really nice to be doing something to earn money!  I’m very much enjoying it.

Anyway, that’s enough about me.  As always, thanks for stopping by, and that next CAL post should automatically pop up Saturday morning (I’ll check it, just to be safe).  Bye everyone!

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