The crown of “World’s Largest Mobile Kitchen” has officially been taken from Florida State University by our newest build for San Jose State University, The Powerhouse Kitchen. This beast is no joke measuring in at 69’ long. It comes fully equipped with a massive commercial kitchen suited for the highest caliber chefs and cuisine. Placed atop the trailer is a 16’ retractable jumbotron screen that will be used to display live footage of the food being cooked inside, to broadcast live SJSU athletics or anything else for that matter. The team at Spartan Eats is familiar with utilizing food trucks inside of the mobile dining arena and they are excited to take on the new and occasionally daunting endeavor of operating the World’s Largest Mobile Kitchen.
The Powerhouse Kitchen will be used to host events that center on engagement and creating memorable experiences for both the University and the City of San Jose along with surrounding communities. Spartan Eats also plans to enhance the Spartan tailgate experience during the football season at their CEFCU Stadium. The team is eager and awaiting the Powerhouse Kitchen to arrive at SJSU as it will allow them to use an all-in-one vehicle that gives them the ability to cook and entertain. The size of the vehicle provides adequate space for a range of culinary styles while the design of the main platform creates a stage for a cooking competition and other events that can all be screened live through the jumbotron.
The biggest goal for the Powerhouse Kitchen is to instill a sense of Spartan Pride in the community. Through the Chartwells Higher Education Student Success program, Spartan Eats had the honor of working with an SJSU Graphic Design students and other SJSU alumni to design the graphical elements of the Powerhouse Kitchen. Community involvement allows for the expansion of Spartan Pride.
The biggest challenge that the Spartan Eats Team will need to overcome is how to navigate and operate such a large vehicle on SJSU’s small, urban campus. In order to conquer this problem, Spartan Eats is working closely with the University to determine the best routes for the Powerhouse Kitchen to take, specific weight capacities regarding the vehicle, and other factors that will ensure the best possible experience for all Powerhouse Kitchen patrons.
Whether it’s a football game or a culinary event, be on the lookout for the new World’s Largest Kitchen. You never know when this beast will roll into your city.