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Tampa Bay Food Trucks

Mission Statement

The mission of Tampa Bay Food Trucks is to develop business for the best local food trucks, while delivering an amazing customer experience.


Our Team


Michael Blasco Cheif Eating Officer  Michael Blasco

Great Food, I believe it should be a proper noun, is a great passion of mine. Over the last 10 years, I have gained an appreciation for the unique Tampa Bay Area local cuisine, craft beer and fine wine available in town. While I love traveling to places like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and abroad, I really enjoy the Tampa food scene just as much, if not more, than the cuisines I have tasted abroad. This passion of mine is what keeps me doing what I do at Tampa Bay Food Trucks, hoping to introduce you to the best local cuisine, whether it be the best burger, BBQ or Mahi tacos, I have tried them all. Wondering how to find me in the crowd? Every now and then you will see me lurking around in the crowd and asking people if I can take photos of their food or better yet, have a bite to try something new.

To reach our Chief Eating Officer,   e-mail Michael directly at: Michael@tbftr.com


Sarah Friesen  Sarah Friesen

Tampa Bay Food Trucks has opened my eyes to a whole new world of eats where assortments of food from all over the world creatively blend within the passionate lives of the local food truck community. I feel it is important to support small businesses and it pairs wonderfully with my love of building community with the clever use of food! Wondering how to find me in the crowd? You will be able to find me shamelessly looking at your plate as I decide what I would like to eat. If the DJ truck is there, I’ll be singing or humming along.

To reach our Assistant to the Chief Eating Officer, e-mail Sarah directly at sarah@tbftr.com

  


Kim Sanders  Kim Sanders

Although Kim was born in a small farm town in Ohio she has become a true city girl through and through. She enjoys everything Tampa has to offer, from great events and concerts to the wide variety of restaurants and breweries. Although the biggest chunk of her career has involved selling insurance, she is very excited to be on the Tampa Bay Food Trucks team and working within an industry she is so passionate about. Wondering how to find her in the crowd? She will be the one high-fiving you because you just experienced how awesome food truck cuisine is!

To reach our General Manager, e-mail Kim directly at kim@tbftr.com


Tampa Bay Food Trucks Director of Operations  Jen Greissing

Originally from Ohio, Jen moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 2015 to trade bitter cold winters for shorts weather all year long. She spent a chunk of her career at FedEx where a love for logistics was born. This is what drew her to Tampa Bay Food Trucks along with all of the amazing food this industry has to offer. She’s excited to be part of a cohesive team that has a goal to make everyone a success.  

To reach our Director of Operations, e-mail Jen directly at jen@tbftr.com


Molly Reeves Operations Assistant

Molly Reeves

Molly Reeves is our Senior Operations Assistant at Tampa Bay Food Trucks. She was born and raised in Tampa and loves being out on the water. When she is not scheduling regular spot lunch shifts, she is out on the town with her friends and family. Molly has a passion for all things food and comes from a background in restaurant management. She studied hospitality at Florida State University and her love for the Noles is unlike any other! Wondering how to find her in a crowd? Find her next to the food and drinks!

To reach our Senior Operations Assistant, e-mail Molly directly at molly@tbftr.com


Chaya Cardonick Director of Marketing Chaya Cardonick

Chaya is born and raised in the Florida Keys, but is happy to now call Tampa her home. She has a passion for the restaurant industry and has been in it for over 14 years.  She is a self-proclaimed Trader Joe's Cheese Connoisseur, Professional Netflixer, Pun Princess and Dog Momma. Chaya's goal is to show people how to live the ketogenic lifestyle in Tampa and share all of the incredible food that Tampa has to offer. If you're looking for Chaya in a crowd, just look for the person who is making all of the crazy substitutions to her meals.  

To reach our Director of Marketing, e-mail Chaya directly at chaya@tbftr.com


Sarah Friesen  Megan Bryant

Megan was born and raised in Tampa, and is passionate about the local food scene. She has been fortunate enough to live in other foodie towns including Charlottesville, VA (Go Wahoos!); Washington, DC; Miami, FL; and Siena, Italy. She joined our team from a background in corporate consulting, where she often found herself volunteering to plan team events in her spare time. Her goal is to share the joy of great food with other people, and she is excited to pursue this passion full-time in her favorite city. Wondering how to find Megan in a crowd? She'll be in line for the dessert trucks!

To reach our Food Truck Sales Enthusiast, e-mail Megan directly at megan@tbftr.com

  


Tampa bay food trucks sales  Doug Horn

Doug has lived in just about every corner of the country, but he has enjoyed residing in the Tampa area since 2012. He has spent a majority of his career in the hospitality industry, mainly focusing on special events at hotels, resorts and convention centers. Doug loves spending time at baseball games, concerts and of course food truck rallies! Looking for him at a rally? You’ll find him making sure that the trucks and guests are having a great time!

To reach our Food Truck Guru, e-mail Doug directly at doug@tbftr.com  


Tampa Bay Food Trucks Operations Assistant  Jeannine Maridon

Jeannine is our Operations Assistant at TBFT. She is the proud mother of 3 amazing children and lots of very loved pets. She has lived in the Tampa Bay Area for over 30 years and is passionate about every aspect of the hospitality industry, especially the electric energy of all the incredible different venues the area has to offer. In her free time she loves to go sailing or explore the history and culture of the many historic areas of Tampa Bay. She especially loves Ybor City, where she spent many fun years bartending and managing night clubs and restaurants. When she can get away, she loves to hike and play in the waterfalls of Yosemite National Park. If you are looking for J9 in the crowd you can find her eating Pho or dancing at the DJ truck!

To reach our Operations Assistant, e-mail Jeannine directly at jeannine@tbftr.com

  


Jake the Dog Jake the Dog

Jake's our resident office dog. You’ll often find him chilling out by someone's feet, or up to no good in the shop with his Dog-Dad. Jake doesn’t have to bring his lunch to work due to the snacks provided by his fellow colleagues and friendly mailmen. He assists the Tampa Bay Food Trucks staff with tasks by cuddling, staring, begging for food, and overall providing free therapy sessions. He enjoys long walks on the beach, and bringing toys to unsuspecting guests. 

To reach our Office Dog, please call the office to schedule a cuddle session. 


Noah Pittman Shop Foreman  Noah Pittman

Noah Pitman serves as our Shop Foreman at Tampa Bay Food Trucks. When he's not working on trucks he's out on the water with Jake the Dog hanging out around Cocina Key. Noah loves seafood, steak, and tequila. He comes from a military background (4 of his uncles all survived D-Day) and served in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer. He worked in architecture for over 25 years before settling down in the Tampa Bay area to work for us. While Noah isn't a Tampa native, he moved down to the area strictly for the ocean. 

To reach Noah our Shop Foreman, e-mail Noah at Noah@tbftr.com

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