The Reno Public Market team announced that Steve Schroeder, owner of Reno Street Food and creator of Food Truck Friday, joins the team as food and beverage consultant. Schroeder will work to acquire and secure vendors in the food hall at Reno Public Market.
Schroeder will bring his expertise to the team to work with over two dozen food and beverage tenants in a total of over 25,000 square feet of floor area in the food hall. Along with the flagship brewery tenant that will be a combination brewery/taproom/distillery. Schroder will consult with Reno Public Market on best practices when running an open food and beverage market.
“Schroeder’s expertise will be invaluable to bring the food truck culture to life at Reno Public Market,” said Rick Casazza of Reno Public Market. “He continues to run a successful food truck event year after year and we’re excited for him to bring these elements to more areas within our community.”
Plans for Reno Public Market include large family-friendly gathering areas to create a sense of place and inclusion within the center’s walls. Welcoming all community members, Reno Public Market strives to become the ultimate destination for everyday necessities for the Midtown District and the broader Reno metropolitan area.
“In the last few years, the food revolution in our region has expanded the restaurant and food truck industry. Together the cuisine representation in our area is now comparable to other metropolitan cities. I’m enthusiastic and excited to be a part of it and help bring our great food culture to Reno Public Market,” said Steve Schroeder, food and beverage marketing consultant and Proprietor, Reno Street Food/Food Truck Friday. “Reno is now recognized on the national foodie tour map. With the addition of Reno Public Market, we will also be on the map comparable to other sites such as Oxbow Public Market in Napa and Anaheim Packing District in Southern California. I’m proud to be a part of the food revolution here in Northern Nevada.”
The original 150,000 square-foot structure will be redeveloped to make way for contemporary spaces, which will include a public market food hall, daily-needs retail spaces, and a specialty organic grocer.