With the help of a company called Towability, who specialise in converting catering vehicles, we were able to turn an idea into reality. Towability are a company behind lots of mobile catering conversions of various shapes, designs and sizes, so their impressive portfolio of completed vehicles made it easy for us to decide that we wanted them to do ours too!
The design and layout was very important to us. We had ideas and met with Paul to discuss how they could be included in the conversion. Our favourite features are the white and orange tiles and the wood effect interior. Both Tom and I have never spent so long comparing shades of orange before or having in depth discussions about tile shapes! Visually, our main aim was for the van to look warm and inviting and, of course, the colours we have chosen coordinate with the colour scheme of our website and logo.
Paul’s advice and expertise was invaluable. Every detail has combined aesthetic quality with practicality, from lockable cabinet doors to a useful directional spotlight. Additionally, the whole design of the kitchen flows in a clockwise direction, which is essential in a small space where every inch counts; we don’t want to be treading on each other’s toes and colliding in a comedy double-act fashion when there are pizzas to be made!
At the end of August, after completing a considerable amount of deliberation and plan-scrutinising both together and with Paul, we drove our empty, white Renault Master to Wellingborough to begin its transformation from this: