Food truck fest success
More than 50,000 visitors sampled fare and were entertained at inaugural event
PEOPLE from all over NSW attended Rooty Hill RSL’s inaugural food truck festival Off The Eaten Truck at the weekend.
Despite soaring temperatures, more than 50,000 walked through the gates to the RSL carpark.
The club’s marketing general manager Simon Greally said half the people were not from western Sydney.
“People came from all over the place - from as far as Wagga and numerous people from the Shire,” he said. “The most exciting thing was that there were people that had never been here before.”
After three months of planning, Mr Greally secured more than 30 of the state’s favourite food trucks, including Mister Gee, Happy as Larry, Agape, Cantina Movil, Mama Linh’s and the Bearded Bak- ers’ Knafeh. All the proceeds from the festival went to the Movember Foundation.
Country music artists James Blundell, Ben Ransom, Mel Dyer and Mickey Pye provided entertain- ment for the festival-goers.
“The event had an awesome vibe and unique, rustic feel with a special, personal touch,” Smokin’ Grill Barbeque’s Anthony Barbera said. “Looking forward to the next one.”
“We try to bring things that are normally happening in the city out to the RSL,” Mr Greally said.
“I think we can do it just as good as in the city, if not better. I think it was a huge success.”
The Bearded Bakers were the stars of the Off The Eaten Truck food festival at Rooty Hill RSL. Pictures: Peter Kelly
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