commissary Archives

Get What You Want with Assertive Booking As the holidays draw near, I find myself bombarded with invitations to participate in various holiday-themed events—Thanksgiving 5Ks, holiday shopping fairs, and private holiday parties to name a few. In holiday seasons past I’d say yes to everything,… Read More >

It’s Time We Had a Little Talk Let’s discuss insurance, shall we? I know it’s nowhere near as exciting as thinking about your menu, or designing your perfect kitchen, or finding out the best way to connect with your customers, but it’s something that every… Read More >

“Please Provide Additional Information” We had designed the kitchen in our commercial space, the Central Collective, with a professional architect who had worked on kitchens in commercial spaces before. We had executed the build to this point with a skilled professional contractor. With our representative… Read More >

From Truck to Trailer A friend recently asked me why I decided to build a food trailer instead of a food truck. After all, when you hear about mobile food, people tend to be talking about food trucks. Concession trailers and food trucks have both… Read More >

Progress, Pain, Repeat Hello, friends! I’m reporting to you live, from the trenches of kitchen-building. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently in the middle of two big projects. 1. Rehabbing a trailer so that I have an efficient way to serve pies from a mobile… Read More >

Introducing Dale Mackey for The Commissary We at the KaTom Blog are thrilled to introduce Dale Mackey, an artisan, community builder, and writer whose businesses exemplify a new approach to foodservice in our increasingly mobile world. Dale will be posting regularly here in the KaTom… Read More >