Just a little update..
Just wanted to say life is good and I’m super happy at my new job! Working with a great group of chefs has been a good push to make me become a better chef. I’ve been learning a lot everyday and am becoming more comfortable in the kitchen.
The practice dinners have been going over great with the guest and our team is gelling nicely. I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity, because this is truly a once in a lifetime chance to work in this type of restaurant with these chefs. This restaurant will go down as the best in Hawaii’s history fo sho, just saying.
Here’s a link to the website
Below is a pic of the fam at the friends and family dinner. I can’t believe Bradyn almost ate the entire 20 tasting menu! Dude loves caviar, ikura, foie, and oysters now
Just wanted to thank Jacob Wong for snapping this pic of me and the truck a few months back. I haven’t been working on the truck much lately.. I’ve worked on a movie and a couple photo shoots the past 6 weeks. I’ll get back to the truck soon.
I also have news of a new job! I will be working at Chris Kajioka’s new restaurant in Ala Moana starting in October. Chris has worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in NY and SF. Really looking forward to working with him and all the other chefs in an awesome kitchen! I’m sure I’ll learn a lot and carry it over to the food truck later.
Here’s a peek into the kitchen in progress. You can follow Chris on instagram @ckcuisine21.
New doors are opening and I’m really excited for what the future holds.
working out the final details on getting our Kickstarter fundraiser going
Been playing around in the kitchen trying new recipes. Pictured above are two new dishes that will probably make it to the menu at some point. On top is a spicy pork with Kim Chee, charred green onion, and sharp cheddar. Bottom is a handmade pasta, shiso pesto, smoked tomato, cheese and herbs.
For lunch service we’re looking at making small sandwiches (4″) packed with flavor and quality ingredients. Doing smaller sandwiches allows the price to be lower and the option of choosing a couple different things to eat instead of committing to one large sandwich or dish.
I’ve been working on our kickstarter video for the past week with Jacob Wong. Jacob is an old friend from elementary school and is now a graphic designer. He’s been helping us film and edit the video for the kickstarter project. Things have been going well and we should have it done sometime next week.
If you’re not familiar with kickstarter, it’s a platform to raise funds for a creative project. We would like to raise some funds for a couple more pieces of equipment for the truck. It would be nice to get a sous vide machine as well as the vacuum needed for that cooking technique.
We’re really excited to get this thing going and get the truck on the road!
I would like to announce a vendor/ collaborative partnership between BLK/BOX and Ashley from KinoCakes. KinoCakes will be selling pastries and desserts from the truck probably everyday.
I was made aware of Ashley’s amazing macarons and cakes by Carlton (an awesome dude). He sent Ashley a link to our Facebook page and we connected on Instagram. Some emails later we met up and squared away some business terms and ideas. We are currently in the process of getting a commercial kitchen for both of our businesses.
A lot of things have been falling into place the last couple weeks! I have a great feeling about this partnership because KinoCakes will be bringing a lot of great energy and desserts to the truck! Get hungry
After months of waiting for the “perfect” day to paint the truck, it finally happened. Nice and cool with not much wind made great conditions to put the base coat on the service side of the truck. I will be putting on the chalk board paint on next week if the conditions are prime.