The ROAM Mobile Food Conference Main Speaker: Anthony Fellows of HipPOPs
The 2nd Annual ROAM Mobile Food Conference, the premier industry conference for all things related to mobile food vending, will be in San Antonio, Texas this weekend (November 8th and 9th, 2014). The mobile food industry has proven to be extremely lucrative and fulfilling for many aspiring chefs and restaurateurs.
According to Intuit, the mobile food industry is expected to grow to a $2 billion/year market by 2017 – it finished 2012 at $650 million.
Mr. Fellows has owned, managed and operated food service businesses for more than two decades, including experience with frozen desserts dating back to 1990 making him an expert source on the mobile food industry, frozen dessert industry, creating a franchise, opening a food truck, and mobile catering.
Fellows is currently the Chief POP Officer of HipPOPs handcrafted gelato bars – the country’s first mobile, premium, handcrafted gelato-on-a-stick concept of its kind. Their small-batch, handcrafted approach produces creamy, fresh, all natural, preservative–free gelato and frozen yogurts (with vegan friendly, dairy free options).
HipPOPs provides the ingredients, BUT THE INSPIRATION IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU. HipPOPs makes more than 100 delicious flavors, 15-20 of which are featured daily on their POPtruck roaming throughout the tri-county area.
“HipPOPs is the newest and hippest way to eat gelato and sorbet,” says Anthony Fellows, it’s Chief “POP” Officer “It’s portable, customizable and not the same-old frozen dessert on a stick.”
HipPOPs uses only a handful of high-quality ingredients.
- High-quality locally sourced dairy
- Fresh fruit from local farms whenever possible
- Dairy-free options
- Kosher certified
- No high-fructose corn syrup
- No harmful ingredients
- No dyes and preservative free
WHAT: The one and a half day conference will bring leaders, owners, association members, suppliers and new entrepreneurs together to discuss best practices and key issues happening in the mobile food industry. There will also be a small tradeshow open to the public with suppliers serving the industry.
WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday, November 9, 2014
WHERE: Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk, located downtown at 125 E Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
EVENT DETAILS: Registration and more information about the conference can be found online at www.roamconference.com