A day in August I recieved an email enquiring about hiring one of our waffle trucks for a film shoot. I wasn’t sure what the movie was and treated it as any other enquiry I get as we have serverd waffles at many shoots including Game of Thrones, Nightflyers and even our MK1 has starred in an advertising shoot (I didn’t make the screen!). Annnnyyhoooo…..back to this enquiry…After a few emails I got a call on a Friday afternoon while our 3 year old was in his funny half hour and was attached to my leg and I’m trying to be serious…A lovely lady called Anna said that she was the one emailing and said she would like to book and also said it’s Liam Neeson booking us as a gift to the cast and crew as a thank you…WELL after Anna said Liam Neeson (while Micah my son is attached on my leg laughing) I almost fell over. As always privacy is very important for our clients and naturally I was asked not to say to anyone until after the event….I must confess I told my wife who was as excited as me if not more…I had 5 days to keep my mouth shut and oh my was I flippin excited. That weekend we already had a big event on with MK2 but MK1 was on standby ready for action. On Saturday morning almost 1am we arrived at our film shoot location in Belfast and ready to serve for 2am. After everyone had been fed we had cleaned the trailer down and waited to see if we could meet the man himself. 5am arrived and this huge guy came walking accross the carpark saying “everyone is raving about these waffles” WOW and WOOOW!! He really wanted to get a photo with me beacause of my waffley success (JOKE LOL)….While getting a photo with him I asked are you going to Ballymena? He said he was going up to visit his mum. I told him I lived in Ahoghill just outside Ballymena and he started asking me did I know this one and this guy….Not only did he give us great business which we appreaciate from all you guys too..but he loved to have a wee chat which I love the most about my job…I love a waffle more ways than one 🙂
Northern Ireland’s year of food and drink 2016 has kicked off. Antrim Enterpise Agency have a great networking event that they invited me to speak about my business. This event was to promote all that is good with our #artisanNI producers wihin Antrim and surrounding areas. I met some awesome people and managed to fit 6 people in our horse trailer conversion.