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Joel and Christen open a restaurant
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Catering dough toss
yummy wood fired pizza

Today, we cook up pizzas all over the Denver metro area, the Front Range, and across the state of Colorado at private catered events from our home base in Lakewood.  And if you are lucky, you can catch our Food Truck out at Denver area breweries and events.

In the summer of 2010, three brothers put their talents together in a backyard in Denver, and a food truck dream was born. A weekly gig at Great Divide Taproom started a small but fiercely loyal group of followers.  Four more food trucks, each with their own custom wood fired ovens, would join the fleet over the next nine years, as we continued to find new fans at local breweries and public events.  Catering private events had become a crucial part of our success, and summers filled with road trips to serve weddings in fantastic destinations all over Colorado. Our craft had caught on, and in 2019 we served our pizzas at over 300 brewery shifts, and more than 100 private events.

They say hindsight is 2020, and nobody knows that better than us.  In late 2019, we took our chances and opened a restaurant location in Golden.  About 100 days into our operation, we got to take on the additional challenge of operating a small business through the chaos of COVID.  After doing our best for 2 crazy years, we finally let that dream go in late 2022.  


What we did get out of that time period was a chance to do some soul searching, and we decided to get back to the part of the job that we love the most: serving private events with our custom mobile wood fired pizza ovens at locations near and far.  We absolutely love to be a part of people's best days (you are either at a party, or it's YOUR party) and we love to share the unique craft that we've tuned to perfection.

As we transitioned into 2023, we had to let go of some of our most valuable employees, those who had stuck with us through it all.  They were each surreptitiously moving on to their own new endeavors, and we wished them the best.  As we looked back upon years of difficulty in finding qualified, reliable, and trustworthy employees, we knew that there were at least two people who were 100% committed to the vision of a successful future at Basic Kneads.  And so our husband and wife team of two banded together like never before, and we set out to take on every aspect the business.  As we worked through the coming year, we found that we offered the best experiences our clients have ever had at Basic Kneads, by combining a commitment to high quality food with caring and attentive customer service.

We continue to operate our food trucks at local breweries throughout the Denver metro area, and serve private events across Colorado.  Contact us to serve at your next event, or check our Food Truck Locations page for upcoming public events.

xoxo Christen and Joel

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