Next Level Food Truck : A Star Spangled Spectacle
A Star-Spangled Spectacle at Waterville Valley: The Unveiling of the Next Level Food Truck
Picture this: July 4th, 2021. The sun beams down on New Hampshire's picturesque Waterville Valley Resort. Amidst the timeless tradition of the Independence Day Parade, a new marvel emerges, catching the eye and stirring the heart. It's the unveiling of the Next Level Food Truck, a maverick move that embodies the spirit of American innovation.
Cameron Davies, the creative force behind Cruising Kitchens, has taken an Oshkosh Army Truck and morphed it into something extraordinary. This isn't just a food truck; it's an ode to imagination. With two fold-out stages—one for live entertainment and another for ordering and picking up food, this mobile kitchen is all set to serve up a feast for the senses.
The truck is kitted out with a Wet Sounds brand sound system that sends melodies cascading across the valley. A top deck with sturdy guardrails, custom staircases, a custom grill, and a snow plow speak of Davies' attention to detail and functionality. The entire body, built from scratch, stands as a testament to Davies' commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
But Davies didn't stop there. He brought along a customized t-shirt cannon that added a dash of excitement to the festivities. A cooler trailer, also built from scratch and featuring six taps, stood ready to serve chilled beverages to the eager crowd. All these elements were topped off with an exterior wrap that captured the essence of the brand—bold, innovative, and unapologetically unique.
The annual July 4th Parade at Waterville Valley Resort is a beloved tradition. This year, it marked a significant milestone—the first post-Covid gathering. Families from all over New Hampshire descended upon the resort, their hearts filled with anticipation. Amidst the vibrant tableau of face-painted children, flag-waving old men on tractors, and fire trucks, the Next Level Food Truck stood tall and proud.
As the parade wound down, the food truck swung into action. Serving an enticing menu of Asian fusion dishes—a rarity in the area— it was met with enthusiastic approval. Attendees praised the light, healthy, and versatile food options available. As dusk fell, the truck kept serving free samples from a local brewery, food, and good music, keeping the festive atmosphere alive. Cameron Davies and Tim Smith, the president of the resort, took turns firing T-Shirts into the crowd, adding to the day's excitement. As night fell, the lake sparkled under the fireworks, reflecting the joyous faces of kayakers, tubers, and families basking in the moment.
This unforgettable day was captured for Davies' self-produced TV show "Built For Business". The show will provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at how the Next Level Food Truck was brought to life. In essence, the July 4th activation at Waterville Valley Resort was more than a celebration; it was a testament to the indomitable American spirit. The Next Level Food Truck—with its unique features and offerings—added a new dimension to the day. It's a symbol of moving forward, embracing change, and most importantly, celebrating the enduring American spirit.