My next shift at Kraken is at the Rose Festival in Dove-Meyer Park. This as far as I can tell, is mostly a big market with live music to encourage people to come and see the flowers within the park. All of the food vans are lining one of the paths near the children’s entertainment.
We start out as one of the busier vans as most of the stands aren’t doing breakfast-suitable foods. End up being fairly constant until noon, when it starts to die down and people drift towards the other vans. We start thinking we’ll be packing up early, and get our own lunches and a wander round. I mean to go check out the flowers, but I find the council stand who are showcasing some of the dogs available for adoption at the pound, and find myself spending most of my time playing with a kelpie cross called Hunter.
When I returned to the van, we finally start picking up business again. Why we had a quiet two hours, I have no idea, but the last two hours have us back up and running at a pretty regular pace. Oddly enough the bacon and egg stops selling though, which is frustrating because we still have six pots left to cook, but just can’t shift them. Ironic considering how popular they were the day before.
We also start selling the iced coffee, which we’ve been trying to clear since Saturday without much luck. Thirty minutes until closing, we actually sell out of crumpets! Giving us plenty of time to pack up and no need to rush. Always a good way to finish a shift.