A.V. Club on IJ Clinic's "My Streets, My Eats" Mobile Food Symposium

U Of C’s law school to host mobile food symposium and meet up
Carol Hilker
A.V. Club Chicago
April 2, 2012

Ever thought about quitting the ol’ 9-to-5 and taking Grandma’s brownie recipe mobile? Considering a snow cone bike? Pondering the pursuit of pushcart push-ups?

For anyone that has ever considered entering the mobile food business, on Saturday, April 14, the Institute Of Justice clinic on entrepreneurship will be hosting “My Streets, My Eats,” a mobile food symposium and meet up at the University Of Chicago Law School. Join entrepreneurs, scholars, government officials, chefs, and fellow food truck followers to discuss the vibrant economic opportunity that comes along with allowing the mobile food vending movement to thrive.

The meet up gives Chicago’s vendors, foodies, and the spirited group of advocates who support this cause a forum and opportunity to learn more about the ways to help give Chicago a more vibrant street food scene, and how to help mobile food businesses build communities within communities.

The meet up begins at 8:30 a.m. with a special session for vendors and wannabes pertaining to how Chicago’s laws apply to mobile food trucks and street food sale. Immediately following will be a symposium featuring a variety of panelists that include: Gabriel Wiesen of Beavers Coffee And Donuts Truck; Heather Shouse, author of Food Trucks: Dispatches And Recipes From The Best Kitchens On Wheels; Justin Large of Big Star; Gregg Kettles of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office; Baylen Linnekin of Keep Food Legal; Sean Basinski of the NY Vendor Project, and many others.