Waffle truck to debut at Saturday concert
WESTFIELD – Not only is July 24 the first in a series of free Westfield Live Concerts Powered by Westfield Gas +Electric, it is also the grand opening of Wickedly Wild Waffles.
The waffle business, owned by Tara Satkowski and Sheila Rivera, has been operating as a home business, but on Saturday, they will bring their gourmet waffles to the concert behind the Boys & Girls Club for its debut.
“We are feeling very excited and a little nervous,” said Satkowski.
The former co-workers became friends and then business partners. Rivera is a registered dietician and brings that background to the waffles.
“We offer wellness-inspired waffles in different varieties to suit most people, including Gluten Free, Vegan and Keto,” said Satkowski, who also works fulltime in the healthcare field.
Why Waffles? “We love the versatility of waffles,” Satkowski said. “They aren’t just for breakfast anymore and can be sweet and savory.”
Visitors to the Wickedly Wild Waffles food truck Saturday will have a full and varied menu to choose from, including traditional sweet waffles with maple syrup or blueberry lemon sauce, buffalo & blu waffles (with diced chicken breast, Frank’s Red Hot and crumbled bleu cheese served with celery sticks, hot sauce and bleu cheese or ranch dressing), fig & goat waffles (chopped fig and crumbled goat cheese with arugula and balsamic fig glaze), vegan waffles, gluten-free waffles and even low-carb waffles.
Satkowski said a sample menu is posted on the Wickedly Wild Waffles Facebook page, however, this menu may change prior to the event. The price range is $8-12.
“Our menu for the concert will include about eight of our waffles and we will feature a different variety at various events,” said Satkowski.
Following the show, Wickedly Wild Waffles will be available at several other area events. “We hope to find a permanent location in town to set up the food trailer,” Satkowski said. “Find us and follow us on Facebook and Instagram and our website www.wickedlywildwaffles.com.”
Satkowski said she and Rivera love cooking, they love waffles, and they love showing that a healthy version of a comfort breakfast food can be delicious any time of day. They also love having the truck.
“We love the mobility of a truck. It allows us to visit different types of establishments, cater to different markets and get involved with various communities,” Satkowski said. “We are just excited to see what this new adventure brings and look forward to serving the Westfield community.”
The concert features headlining act, 33 1/3 Killer Queen Experience, at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for a Western Mass Shop Local vendor fair, food by Wickedly Wild Waffles and Butcher Block, and opening performer Matty Bussell of Westfield. Visit westfieldlivemusic.com for more information. The concert is free, however every guest who makes a donation to Westfield on Weekends will receive preferred seating.