A new mobile food truck has arrived in Margaret River just in time for summer.
Chef of 14 years Stefan Hepp gained the tender to operate his My Way Highway food truck in town after lengthy dealings with the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
“I have been liaising with the council since March,” he said.
Mr Hepp was given a licence to operate out of Rotary Park for 12 hours per week.
Sustainable development director Iliya Hastings said the Shire had regularly approved the operation of food vans in parts of the shire that were underserviced.
“These are generally determined on a case-by-case basis, though a recent expression of interest process considered proposals to service the Surfers Point and coastal areas around Prevelly and Gnarabup,” he said.
After committing more than $80,000 to the venture, Mr Hepp said he hoped to win tenders to operate out of beaches to the north.
“There was a one-vehicle tender to operate out of Gas Bay, Surfers Point, and the Rivermouth which I was aiming for but didn’t get,” he said.
“I will now go to Busselton and Dunsborough to apply for other beach spots such as Meelup.”
Hailing from Germany, Mr Hepp would bring his experience with food from around the globe to offer a range of snacks and meals under $10.
“We have everything you need for a day at the beach,” he said.
“It is food made my way, with influences from all my favourite places around the world.”
Mr Hepp drove his truck from Adelaide to Perth where it was then fitted out with a kitchen.
“It took 10 weeks just for the kitchen to be finished, and about six months’ total before the truck was ready to go,” Mr Hepp said.
The My Way Highway food truck will be operating out of Rotary Park from 4pm to 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.