Bathurst trip sparked idea for Scrumptious Tatties
WITH a Scottish heritage brothers in arms, Cameron and Lachlan Hope have created a food revolution for Gladstone.
The dynamic duo has created Scrumptious Tatties (the Scottish word for potatoes), the mobile food van that provides gluten-free meals with a variety of different fillings.
The business can not get anymore family orientated, with its beginnings a team effort.
Cameron Hope said it was a family trip to Bathurst that sparked their interest.
"We had a family night out and went to a pop-up Italian restaurant," he said.
"We decided that it was a great idea and we'd do the same, just not with Italian food because it's quite expensive."
The brothers realised they both had a love of potatoes and knew they were a popular healthy option.
From there the dream grew.
The family spent weeks researching vans and ovens, and it was trading website Gumtree that came through with the goods.
"We found an old 70s van and we stripped it out and built it back up," Lachlan said.
"Our father came up with the name and our mother came up with the Scottish logo."
In the whirlwind, it took just six months from inception to securing a permanent spot for the van on the corner of Scenery St and Dawson Rd.
"We'll be here for at least a couple of years," Cameron said.
The only time we're not in our spot is when we have an event on and then it's all hands on deck."
The brothers and their wives, Taylah and Hannah, all manage the van and are proud to see their progress one year on.
"My wife and I had a child (Micah) just one month before the van was on wheels - so it's really been a crazy whole family venture," Cameron said.
The family is committed to using fresh and local produce, with the condiments being the only exception.
"I'm here day in day out and I actually think us boys are better chefs than our wives," Lachlan laughed.
There are nine different types of tattie creations and two types of healthy salads.