Mobile food trucks are growing in popularity offering innovative food all over Mesa County.
Colorado Q and Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza, two local food trucks, are Partners in Mesa County Public Health’s (MCPH) Partnership for Food Safety program. The food trucks have gone above and beyond in their food handling practices to limit the risk of foodborne illness. They work closely with MCPH and are dedicated to food safety education, ensuring they have the most proactive food safety practices for their consumers.
Colorado Q features barbeque sandwiches, meat plates and nachos. Additionally, the food truck offers meat by the pound and side dishes. Steven Preuss , owner of Colorado Q, coordinates Food Truck Fridays, attends events, and caters parties, weddings, business meetings, reunions, and birthdays.
Preuss said he wanted to make sure he was taking every step he could to provide his food as safely as possible so he joined the Partnership.
“Food trucks follow the same practices and are held to the same standards so we are just as safe to eat as the brick and mortar shops,” Preuss said.
Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza offers a contemporary twist to the traditional Neapolitan-style pizza. The menu features pizzas such as, Truffle Tomato Bleu, White Chicken, and Veggie. Michael Morelli, owner of Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza, caters weddings, birthday parties, graduations, and fundraisers. He also attends events.
“It has always been important for me to make sure we are doing the right things when it comes to food safety,” Morelli said. “The food partnership is a way to show my employees and customers how important this is to me.”
This year, mobile food trucks will be at several local events, including the following:
- The Farmer’s Market in Downtown Grand Junction on Thursdays
- The Palisade Sunday Markets
- Annual “Wine & Whiskers,” a Roice-Hurst Humane Society benefit concert, at Grande River Vineyards on June 24
- Grand Valley Food Truck Fridays rotate between Lincoln Park, Red Fox Cellars, Fruita Civic Center and St. Kathryn Cellars from June 9 through October 13.
It’s springtime, and summer’s right around the corner, so…get out and try your local mobile food trucks!
Click here to find more about Colorado Q.
Click here to find out more about Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza.
Click here to find out more about the Partnership for Food Safety.