Good eats from Streatz & Beatz
April 5, 2023
A four-wheeled kitchen traveling district-wide between all five LISD high schools, Streatz & Beatz feeds campuses three times weekly and will be on campus next April 18 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The mission of the food truck is to provide an alternative [lunch] option with fresh, innovative meals that inspire students to eat school lunches every day,” LISD district executive chef Alicia Rivera said. “Our vision is to inspire, educate and impact students through serving nutritious, diverse meals in a unique and fun atmosphere.”
Streatz & Beatz functions similar to the cafeteria lunch line, where students pay with their student ID card or number. The truck’s menu changes weekly from street tacos to various styles of hotdogs and pizzas, things students might be intrigued to try, food truck manager Brasberger said.
Active on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Streatz & Beatz cycles between the high school campuses as well as district events such as “Careers on Wheels.”
“We are very excited the food truck is visiting campuses and feeding our students,” Rivera said. “I can’t say the truck’s [planning and operation] is all one person; to be successful you need a team to see the vision and make it happen with you.”
Rivera oversees the truck’s duties such as coordinating campus visits and menu development. However, Streatz & Beatz is operated day-to-day by Brasberger.
“In most of my jobs I’ve either been a chef or a manager, so this [food truck] is kind of a mold of both,” Brasberger said.
Brasberger has been managing the truck since 2021, as COVID-19 disrupted operations years prior. Before serving students, a cafeteria worker helps him run the truck.
“Food and customer service is a passion for me,” Brasberger said. “Whether you cook good or bad, you’re always going to see the reaction. I like making and seeing people happy – food is the way to the heart.”