Owner, Family Pizza Truck
Owner, Family Pizza Truck
There's nothing better than a good slice of pizza, but service is the magic ingredient.
Angela Bonenfant Sinnott understood the food service industry from years of working in her family’s deli and catering businesses. But a chance encounter in 2016 took her in an exciting new direction.
An employee at Webster Bank, she attended a company event catered by a pizza food truck. It sparked her curiosity, and an idea.
“I looked at their setup and my brain started working … ‘I know I can do this [thing] better, can I do this [other thing] better?’” she asked herself.
Hearkening back to her roots, Angela decided that in addition to excellent pizza, her service would set her apart. Customers would be treated as family.
With a specially outfitted truck and trailer serving as a mobile pizzeria, the Family Pizza Truck will pull up to your location of choice, heat up the wood fired pizza oven and serve delicious slices with a genuine smile. With the ability to cater events for up to 150 people, Angela and her team go above and beyond to leave their clients with good food and amazing memories.
“I love the interactions I have with my clients and customers. When someone thanks me after their party on a Saturday, and then calls me again on Monday just to express their gratitude again, you know you did it right,” she said.
Angela is proud to be an integral part of these family occasions, whether it is a surprise party for 50 people or a wedding for 150.
By 2019, the Family Pizza Truck was very busy, taking requests for multiple parties a day. With requests severely exceeding the inventory she was able to keep refrigerated, Angela had hit a roadblock.
She knew she needed a larger commercial mixer, and guidance on how to grow her business without compromising quality. Jim Jackson, an advisor with the Small Business Administration, referred her to WBDC.
Angela enrolled in business consulting with WBDC and took advantage of its educational opportunities and supports for women entrepreneurs. Sherry Konwerski, a Business Advisor for WBDC, was instrumental in helping Angela create a business plan and work up long-term projections. Angela credits much of her growth to Sherry’s involvement.
“The EMG grant was a beautiful addition to the benefit of having Sherry. She really improved my experience and journey as a small business owner.”
The EMG grant will assist Angela in purchasing a new commercial mixer and upgrading refrigeration for her handcrafted dough.