What started out as teamwork for a corporate chili cook-off contest quickly turned into a premiere mobile food venue in Omaha. Deanna Jones and Amy Collins discovered a shared passion for cooking while working for years in neighboring office cubicles. Meshing together each of their signature chili recipes, Jones and Collins were certain there were an unstoppable force of clever cooking! There were well over 100 entries in their first collaborative cooking contest and as you may have guessed they won, hands down!
The duo continued to cook and entertain for friends and family and would often hear, “So when does the restaurant open up?” They expanded from the chili-contest to share their culinary craft while catering for weddings, parties, baby showers and holidays – still working full time. The raves of support for their delicious food ignited the spark to begin a business cooking together.
After seeing a need in Omaha, Deanna decided to open an innovative cooking company: a food truck. She chose the name Mosaic Pickle as “mosaic” describes Deanna and Amy’s signature dishes, which represent many different parts of the world and a variety of flavors. And why the word “pickle?” Well, pickle is just fun to say. Both women pride themselves on having interchangeable roles when it comes to running Mosaic Pickle. You are guaranteed to experience some of the best and biggest flavors in the Metro served out of a small, yet savory food truck.
During our first year of operation we have made many new friends and developed great relationships. During the Nebraska State Track Meet, we partnered with St Luke United Methodist Church and we donated a portion of our proceeds to their youth group. We also began teaching cooking classes at Savory Spice Shop and will continue holding classes in 2014.