About Big Red
TRUE Crafted Pizza now provides a unique catering service to the people of the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. This truck is a real antique. Big Red, as we like to call him, is a 1947 Ford farm truck that has been completely restored, repowered and has been specially outfitted as a mobile catering vehicle and pizzeria. Our truck is perfect for rehearsal dinners, Bar Mitzvahs, graduation parties, corporate events, block parties, weddings, and just about any type of special party.
The passenger’s side is the business side of the truck. Hidden behind the fabric paneling is a wood-fired pizza oven, a 42″ grill, two refrigerators, a freezer and a three compartment sink with hot and cold running water. A cabinet below the pizza oven holds our firewood. Imported from Italy, our handcrafted Valoriani pizza oven reaches up to 1000 degrees, and the pies cook in three minutes. The Sunbrella awnings on both sides of the truck open to cover the work area and provide protection from the elements. The truck is designed to be completely self-sufficient. Along with it’s own water supply, it uses a gas generator to power the refrigeration and the rest of the electrical system while in remote locations or driving. At the event site, the truck is plugged into a regular household outlet when possible.
We pull up to the party location, fire up the wood-fired oven and grill, and begin making pizzas. Unlike most catering, where planning a menu means trying to take everyone’s different food preferences into account, with pizza we are able to use a selection of popular toppings to create a diverse buffet of pizzas that appeal to almost everyone. The format is flexible and low-maintenance, simple and easy to operate, and most importantly fun for guests and hosts.
In addition to our pizza-based menu options, we offer a variety of other packages that suit the needs of every type of party. Chef Brendan Treyball and owner Ken Martino carefully craft each menu to fit your event, taking into account your specific needs based on guest preference, venue, and style. From whole roasted snapper and filet mignon, to buttermilk fried pickles and all-American burgers, Big Red has the know-how and dedication of it’s team to cater to a truly diverse client base- and deliver each and every time.