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Apr 23, 2019 Return to Headlines

Fuel Up: Food Trucks at Town Centre Park this Weekend

by Sarah Rossi |

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 23, 2019 – Food trucks will serve up tastes from around the world at Town Centre Park this weekend, launching Coquitlam’s TCP Eats pilot program.

Trucks will set up in Lot D at the park, off of Trevor Wingrove Way, starting this weekend and throughout the summer weather permitting.

Rocky Point Ice Cream plans to have a food truck on site every day (except during extreme bad weather) and will be joined by a wide range of other food vendors. So far, vendors approved as part of the pilot program include Cannoli King, Vick and Jas's Kitchen (Indian Food), Japadog, Tornado Potatoes, Hugs by Mollies (mini donuts), Come Arepa (Venezuelan), JerkShack (Jamaican), and BC Taco.

Application process

Applications for additional food vendors are still being accepted.

When considering applications, the City will give preference to vendors offering menus that celebrate Coquitlam’s culinary diversity and who plan to attend regularly.

Vendors offering a duplicate of menus already approved for this year will not be accepted. For more information on how to apply, visit www.coquitlam.ca/tcpeats

About TCP Eats

Coquitlam’s TCP Eats program aims to meet the growing demand for more food options at the City’s largest and busiest park with minimal cost and effort. The pilot food vending hub will be convenient for park visitors enjoying the southern half of the park including popular park amenities such as Lafarge Lake, the tennis courts and the TD Community Plaza.

By inviting a number of vendors to participate – even on a casual basis – the City is hoping for a more consistent food truck presence that park-goers can come to rely on. Other benefits of the project include providing food vendors with a new business opportunity, and gathering market data to inform future decisions about park concessions. The 20-year vision for the park, set out in the Town Centre Park Master Plan, envisions phased improvements to concession services over time.

The City will be monitoring TCP Eats over the summer, including the impact on the stadium concession, on events that provide their own food services, and on festivals and events that use all or part of Lot D.

During large festivals and special events, the food truck vendor hub may be relocated to Trevor Wingrove Way as required.

 

Media contact:

Kathleen Reinheimer

Manager of Parks, City of Coquitlam

604-927-3533

kreinheimer@coquitlam.ca