Every year our hometown of Harrogate holds court to the TipEx TankEx exhibition. 130 exhibitors & 170 trucks make six exhibition halls (Harrogate Convention Centre), Crescent Gardens and the Majestic Hotel home for the first three days of June. The exhibition showcases trucks and tankers to anyone involved in the tipping, bulk haulage, tanker and bulk liquid transport industries and is the only UK exhibition of its kind. Over the three days there is an industry awards ceremony and gala dinner as well as the exhibition with visitors in their thousands across the three day event.
Crackerjack BBQ are honoured to be the official caterer to top exhibitors providing food for Edbro Jost, DAF and Weightlifter Bodies to name a few. Our outside pitch on Crescent Gardens is prime position and coupled with good weather resulted in a very happy team. Serving both meat and vegetarian options cooked on our custom made reverse flow towable smoker we offered charcoal grilled steak burgers and smoked roasted pulled pork sandwich, both served in a seeded brioche roll; barbecued stuffed peppers and smoke grilled mushroooms filled with butternut squash served on a soft plain brioche roll. All with accompanying cheese, salads and sauces. This is always a popular menu at TipEx and hundreds of each are served over the three day event. There were seating areas around the gardens for diners and the tables were full thoughout each and every day.
Our staff are always in full uniform at every event and our corporate pink colour can be seen throughout our stand. We were lucky enough to have adjacent to our stand the fabulous AR & PA Transport pink Volvo FM 8×4 tipper truck supporting Breast Cancer Research. Cancer charities are very dear to our heart and Cancer Research UK is Crackerjack BBQ’s nominated annual charity.
We always enjoy catering this event as we get to renew friendships of old and make new ones as the exhibition grows every year and are looking forward to the 2018 event in a few months time.