Industry News | January 31, 2012

Centerplate Goes Blue With Denver’s Latest Food Truck

Most of Denver’s food trucks have gone into hibernation this winter, but the Blue Bear Burgers and BBQ truck is out and about, making its debut appearance in the shadow of its 40-foot-tall inspiration, just outside the SIA Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Center.

Using an array of locally sourced ingredients, the Blue Bear Truck showcases Centerplate’s focus on high quality foods.

“We’re thrilled to introduce the Blue Bear Truck at SIA this year,” says Laurence Rua, vice president at Centerplate. “As a former chef, I worked closely with our chef, Carmen Callo, to create a menu that attendees will love.”

From the Blue Bear Slider, made with grass-fed beef from Castle Rock Meats and topped with caramelized onions and Monterey jack cheese sauce, to the pulled-pork slider and garlic fries, every item has been developed with care, Rua says.

“In the coming months, we’ll expand the menu to locally-sourced bison and lamb sliders, chicken drumettes, and more,” Rua adds.

With the Colorado Convention Center’s iconic big blue bear wrapped on three sides of the truck, Blue Bear Burgers and BBQ is destined to become another recognizable figure in the burgeoning Denver food truck scene.

Expect to see more appearances after concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium, during meetings and conferences at the Colorado Convention Center, and around Denver this winter and spring.

This week, the Blue Bear Truck will be parked in front of the Colorado Convention Center Thursday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., serving a menu of beef, smoked pulled pork, three-cheese sliders, garlic and seasoned fries, and Pepsi products. All menu items are priced between $3 and $4, with combinations also available.


Not all gourmet food trucks have taken the winter off!!! Manna From Heaven, Quero Arepas, Chef Driven, Mestizos, Basic Kneads and many others are still on the street toughing it out. Go to and see for yourself.

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