Back in the 1860s, the word chuck was common slang for food. A chuck wagon was a special type of field kitchen used for storing and transporting perishable food and cooking equipment on the prairies of the United States and Canada.
Chuck wagons were an essential part of westbound-settlers’ wagon trains and were also used to feed travelling workers such as cowboys and loggers. Typical food items included beans, salted meats, coffee and sourdough biscuits.
A century and a half later, here we are with a new take on keeping hungry wanderers happy. At Chuck Wagon Kitchen, we’re passionate about providing fresh and tasty good quality street food served with the ambience of the old Wild West.
You’ll find us at various food festivals, music festivals and other events throughout the year. You can also book Chuck Wagon Kitchen for your private function.
Tex Mex – Served with the Ambience of America’s Wild West
You folks gonna have yourselves a real treat when Chuck Wagon Kitchen rolls into town. Tell the truth, we’re no cowboys, but we sure know how to take inspiration from days gone by and rustle up somethin’ special. So mosey on down and see what’s cookin’.
ROLLIN’ YOUR WAY SOON – KEEP YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND!
Our Scrumptious Food
There’s one ingredient in every single thing that comes out of Chuck Wagon Kitchen and that’s total dedication. Wherever possible, we make our own sauces and dressings and track down fresh top-quality produce from local suppliers.
So be prepared for a full-on assault of your taste buds.
In keeping with Tex-Mex tradition, chili sauces and jalpenos are on hand to add a bit of heat, but you sure don’t have to have ’em if you don’t want ’em.
Vegan? Gluten-free? Yes, we cater for you too. Just ask.
What’s on the menu?
The menu we offer is flexible and is often customised to the event – so what you see here is just a sample of what you can look forward to when you pay us a visit.
CHUCK WAGON COWBOY BEANS
Legendary Comfort Food (V)
We take several types of beans, add chopped tomatoes, onions, peppers and our secret seasoning with a touch of barbecue flavour and slow-cook these simple ingredients into a satisfying wondermeal.
These are the same beans we use in our Roy Rogers dishes, but we keep them meat-free, so vegetarians can enjoy this hearty classic too. We serve these with most Chuck Wagon meals.
Our Cowboy Beans partner up a treat with our Shoot ’em up seasoned fries.
We fry until crisp and golden and then add our own Chuck Wagon seasoning to give our fries a unique Tex Mex flavour. Next we load up with bacon pieces, fresh tomato salsa, chopped peppers and a spoonful of our homemade cowboy beans. Finally, we top it all with a drizzle of warm runny cheese and a dressing of your choice.
Chicken and barbecue
Pulled chicken in a bbq sauce, lettuce, fresh salsa and grated cheddar cheese. Served with a choice of dressing. Offered with or without gherkins and jalapenos with a choice of chilli sauce.
THE CISCO KID
Mexican through ‘n’ through
Pork meatballs smothered in tomato salsa sandwiched with tortilla chips, lettuce, tomato, onion and fresh coriander. Topped with guacamole, grated cheese and sour cream. And, if you can take the heat, jalapenos too! Served in a soft tortilla.
Beef and beans – a cowboy classic
Thick, minced beef mild chilli with a spoonful of our own cowboy beans, loaded with grated cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and fresh coriander. Topped with guacamole and sour cream – and, if you want an extra kick, jalapenos. Served in a soft or crunchy tortilla.
Want some extra salad on the side with your nachos? Just ask.
That’s just a taste of the tacos we got cookin’ in Chuck Wagon Kitchen
Check us out at our next event for our full menu.
Pulled pork in a medium spiced sauce, packed with rice, our own homemade cowboy beans, lettuce, fresh salsa, grated cheddar cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Offered with or without jalapenos and a choice of chilli sauce. Served neatly rolled into a soft tortilla.
THE ORIGINAL OUTLAW
This delicious gourmet pork hot dog has been slow smoked and is served with or without Chuck Wagon cowboy beans and grated cheese in a soft white roll, topped with a semolina dusting.
THE TALL TEXAN
The Outlaw’s big brother, this tasty dog is meaty and smoky and made with slightly spiced coarse cut pork. Served with or without Chuck Wagon cowboy beans and grated cheese in a soft white roll, topped with a semolina dusting.
That’s just a taste of what we got cookin’ in Chuck Wagon Kitchen
Our menu doesn’t stop there – we also offer nachos and sometimes fajitas and can upon request switch to our amazing oven baked potato wedges or jacket potatoes too.
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As a professional catering business, you can rest assured we take the responsibility of food safety and hygiene very seriously. We have staff trained to levels 2 or 3 in Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering and have all the necessary certification.
We are members of NCASS (Nationwide Caterers Association) and draw on their support and guidance not only in exercising due diligence, but also in maintaining the high standards we set ourselves.
We also have public and employers liability insurance.
PHOTO CREDIT: Texas State Vehicle: Chuck Wagon (Eating dinner ca. 1900) Library of Congress Call Number: LC-D4-13756. Photograph: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.