We had the good fortune of connecting with Hiroaki Takeda and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hiroaki, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I felling love with beauty of Colorado. I wanted to live here. I loved cooking. So Ramen and winter season of Colorado will be perfect.
What should our readers know about your business?
I started my business in 2018. Business was keep growing till Covid-19 hit us. Most of the food truck companies were closed bisiness.
I was not sure what I should do then.
All I know was I didn’t want to stop cooking.
I wanted to move forward. Luckily I could open my food trcuk at some locations.
I kept going to those places. People came to purchase my food were so happy to see me. They showed appriciation to me being there.
Still same customers keep coming to my food truck
Now situations are much better than then.
My business is started growing again.
I’m so glad thgat I didn’t give up.
I would describe my food as Japanese comfort food.
I specialize in making RAMEN.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Go to Rockies Game Glenwood Hot Springs
Go to Rockey Mountain for hike, fishing and camping. (watching stars)
Go to diffrent Breweries to tast beer and meet people.
Walk 16th street to eat and shopping.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Norvel Strand Brewing Company