SOHO TACO proudly participates in several worthy non-profit endeavors throughout the year and over the weekend we just had the great pleasure of helping to make a day already filled with beautiful scenery, stimulating education and valuable mentoring support for several children even more delicious.
Last Saturday, April 27, 2019 we had the pleasure of catering for Big Brother Big Sister OC (“BBBSOC”), a non-profit dedicated to providing mentoring for children in need. Periodically they organize matching events where participating adult mentors get to enjoy fun & exciting activities together with their youth mentees.
On this day the group met up at Newport Sea Base, a scenic learning pavilion by the sea which has been providing educational maritime-based programs for area youth since 1937. It was ideal location to introduce youth in need to something they wouldn’t otherwise experience at home: life at sea.
For this particular occasion SOHO TACO’s food truck was at hand to help fuel the festivities with our mouth-watering cuisine. And, in today’s blog post we have several mouth-watering images to showcase the great time we had grilling for this worthy, educational event.
Here’s a quick little video of our crew hard at work making the day especially delicious for everyone. Check it out:
We started out our day leaving our HQ and then driving down towards PCH. From there we made our way to the seaside locale ready to start grilling. We were met with friendly on site organizers who guided us toward our parking space that you see in the pictures.
Once we got situated our crew fired up the grill and started to get the yumminess on a roll.
As the adult mentors and youth mentees toured the property they learned amazing things about the natural habitat of surrounding sea life, maritime lifestyle of sailors and the vastness of oceanography.
Meanwhile our team was hard at work inside the truck preparing a wonderful menu to help fuel all those brain cells and creative juices. It’s not easy learning on an empty stomach, so we’re glad to help out!
Our kitchen tantalized palates with three main selections which consisted of savory carne asada made with Certified Angus Beef®, juicy hand-trimmed pollo asado and spicy potato tacos. And, all tacos were proudly served on fresh, hand-pressed tortillas.
To help round out their meals, our team also offered a fresh batch of fluffy Spanish rice, creamy refried beans and crispy just-made tortilla chips.
Once everyone’s plates were loaded up, we had a terrific selection of farm fresh condiments and salsas on hand to help each guest customize their very own master piece. Such as our spicy salsa de jalapeno, roasted red tomato salsa and much, much more.
One of the key components of the meal was our fresh, hand-pressed tortillas. Made with corn masa and prepared with time-honored techniques, these piping hot hand-held delights easily added another tasty dimension to the tacos.
Easily what made grilling at this location was not only the smiles that were sprouting on everyone’s faces as they bit into one of our tacos, but also the stunning view of the Newport Harbor.
As we grilled and slinged tacos left and right, sail boats would pass by lazily and flocks of seagulls would fly off into the horizon. This made for a truly picturesque day despite the early morning haze.
In the end we had a great time and it was definitely a tremendous honor to have been part of such a charitable and very worthy day. We had the pleasure to be part of a day that may have been pivotal in the formation of a handful of America’s youth. Who knows where they go from here, but hopefully we helped make their day just a little more enjoyable.
It was certainly a privilege to have been selected for this outing and so we would like to thank everyone at BBBSOC for the opportunity serve everyone. And, we would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Newport Sea Base for being just fantastic hosts.
And, of course, we would like to thank all the youth participants for the opportunity to be part of their special, educational day. We look forward to hopefully serving you again soon.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Big Brother Big Sister OC:
- Official Site: https://www.ocbigs.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbbsoc
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigBroOC
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbbsoc
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-orange-county/
Newport Sea Base