What it is: Blue Sky Dining is a mobile catering company that specializes in food for families. It is operated by Chef Mike, a talented, veteran chef. They have a mobile food truck that can usually be found in South Durham. It sounded like a great idea that would make the lives of busy, tired moms much easier, so we decided to check them out. Chef Mike posts the menu for the week online. They include delicious meals that consist of an entree, two sides, and a dessert. Check out this week's menu here. I selected the day that I wanted to enjoy the meals and how many portions I wanted, and I contacted Chef Mike with this information by noon of that day.
Then, I stopped by his truck (conveniently located off of Hwy. 54 near Fayetteville Rd.) between 5pm and 7pm that evening, walked up to the window without even having to get my kids out of the car. He handed me the food and I paid him. My son was also highly entertained by visiting the "food truck" and enjoyed the whole experience.
When I got home, we had a delicious meal ready when we walked in the door! We enjoyed Penne Ala Vodka with sausages and peppers, salad with homemade dressing, cheesy garlic bread, and pecan toffee tassies for dessert. It was wonderful! The quality of the food was excellent, especially the dessert! My son is an incredibly picky eater, and he couldn't stop eating the desserts either.
Blue Sky Dining not only offers family meals for pick up, they also deliver meals on a weekly basis, cater events, and do corporate lunches.
What we liked: We loved the fact that we could eat a delicious dinner and not have to prepare it! We also loved how easy it was to stop by Chef Mike's truck and grab the food quickly. The price is also comparable to eating out with each serving costing only $9.
What we would change: We had a great experience and wouldn't change a thing about the process. However, maybe it would be nice to have some more choice instead of just having one option each night.
Website and other important information:
Location: The Blue Sky Dining is typically located off of Hwy. 54 near Fayetteville Rd.
Chef Mike Nieri, 919-451-8476, email@example.com
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THE GIVEAWAY-Blue Sky Dining is offering a gift certificate for four servings of one of its delicious family meals for any night that you choose! It would be great for an evening when you are feeling tired or too busy to cook.
To enter, simply comment on this entry here or on Facebook by Friday, November 12 at midnight. Since Chef Mike creates such yummy family meals-comment on your families' favorite meal.