Allied Members

Street Food Finder
Owner: Nik Gandhy
Email:  support [at]
Twitter: @SFFCbus  
State Farm Agent Jordan Turner
Description of Services: Jordan and her team are passionate about helping small business owners properly protect what matters most! She has 15 years of experience in the food service industry, including helping her parents operate their food truck and catering business. Jordan’s primary goal is to educate her clients on their options and to help them achieve a cost effective plan for their insurance needs. Call her today to receive a proposal for your business insurance.
Address: 670 Enterprise Drive, Suite B, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Phone Number: (614) 430-0098 


Stay Cool Hot Stuff
Description of Services: Insulation transport box called Flip-Box. These coolers keep your cold foods cold and your hot foods hot.
Contact: Michael Gifford VP
Phone Number: (215) 768-1724
Kitchen Equipment | Foodservice Supplies | Contract Services | Specialized Kitchen Solutions
Disposables| Janitorial | Bar Supplies | Custom Logo Capability| Flatware | China | Glassware
Description of Services: Empowering customers so they can focus on their culinary pursuits. We partner
with foodservice professionals across sectors and of every size business, providing kitchen essentials and
performance driven capabilities with uncompromising results. We offer direct access to the tools to get,
and keep, your kitchen running smoothly.
Contact: Kathleen Bergman – Regional Sales Manager
Address: 145 E. Rich Street, Suite 200, Columbus OH 43215
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 614-591-5273
Multi-Channel Ordering Capabilities: Salesperson • Customer Service • Email • Online • Mobile
American Mechanical Group Inc.
Description of ServicesYour one-stop shop for all of your food truck kitchen servicing needs. Don’t leave your investment up to chance. With proper maintenance and an experienced team of dedicated professionals, you can concentrate on creating amazing food while we ensure that you stay up and running. At AMG, we believe in being “proactive” rather than “reactive” which is why we offer  custom maintenance plans designed specifically for food trucks.
Contact: Carter Colbert – Buisness Devlopment Director
Phone Number: 614-575-3720 
Electronic Commerce Solutions 
Description of Services: Electronic Commerce has custom pricing for COFTA members. Contact us about our “Flat Rate” program – only $125 each month regardless of volume. Guaranteed to significantly lower your monthly costs. Step up from Square! Stop letting other processors take your hard-earned money! Get a free terminal, next-day deposits, online access and more.
Contact: Randy Butler
Phone Number: 614-989-4463.
Titan Trucks Manufacturing
Description of Services: Food Truck Manufacturing is a quality first Food Truck and Trailer Manufacturing company located in Central Ohio. Founded in 2015, Titan strives to not only produce the finest mobile food assets we also pride ourselves in being integral parts of our local Mobile Food Community. Owners Mike Gallicchio and Neil Hertenstein have been involved in the Columbus Ohio Food Truck Industry for over 8 years and offer hands on experience, not only in the building of your dream food truck or trailer but how to best thrive and succeed in a very competitive business environment.
Contact: Mike Gallicchio
Phone Number: 614-774-6962
Instagram: mfg.titantrucks 
WoolGuard Hood Filters
Description of Services: WoolGuard Hood Filters is the innovative solution in the grease management industry. Our 100%  all natural wool filter inserts capture 98% of kitchen grease before it enters the hood system. By capturing the grease before it enters the hood system, our filters provide a Smarter, Greener and Cleaner option compared to traditional kitchen exhaust cleaning. We are dedicated to reducing kitchen exhaust cleanings, improving your fire safety profile compared to traditional exhaust system cleaning in an environmentally friendly approach.
Contact: Mike Frantz
Phone Number: 419-656-3143
Olentangy River Brewing Company
Description of Services: WE BELIEVE IN GOOD BEER, GOOD COFFEE, AND GOOD PEOPLE. You can't fake it. If you are the genuine, real deal, people know it. Olentangy River Brewing Company is the real deal. With an eye on the unique craft of brewing world-class beer, the brew masters at ORBC know how to make it better than good - they want to make your favorite beer. But don't take our word for it, come check it out for yourself.
Contact: Andrew Nielsen
Phone Number: (740)803-1563
WOW! Branded Cleaning Products
Description of Services: A line of cleaning products that contain the “WOW” factor.  The product line includes WOW! Stainless Steel Cleaner and Protectant (cleans and protects stainless steel, chrome and aluminum), WOW! Miracle Cleaning Paste (removes tough stains from hard non-porous surfaces), WOW! Grease and Waste Digester (works in gray tanks to prevent odors and fruit flies) and WOW! Bio-Based Microbial Floor Wash (cleans soiled, greasy floors to reduce slips and falls).  
Contact: Denise Brown
Phone Number: 866-969-3279
Maxi Mobile Oil Change
Description of services: Onsite @your location mechanic work including odds and end jobs. This service includes but is not limited to the following: Diagnosing your truck or generator issue, rewiring or electrical, starter, fuel pump, fuel tank, fuel line repairs, batteries, tune up, spark plugs, wires, alternator, fuel filters, etc.. We will make a determination on if the job is applicable to our onsite service, we focusing on mechanic work that is quick, plug, and play parts, and jobs that will not take any longer than a few hours or a couple days. Upfront we will let you know if it is something we will do or determine to not do based on the difficulty and potential problematic issues that could lead to a truck ending up in a shop. Please call for quotes on pricing.
Contact: Josh Bishop
Phone Number: 614-400-9350 (Office) 330-260-2592 (Emergency)
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Description of Services: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in cities throughout the United and headquartered in New York City. The Columbus Chapter officially started as a project through the Near Eastside Leadership Academy. The organization provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. The tagline for Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is simply, " where hunger is the only thing left behind."
RLC approaches the two large issues of hunger and food waste in two main ways.
  • First, crowdsourcing is the solution of transportation to volunteers within the communities served. After identifying the homeless shelters of a needy community, restaurants, hotels, and catering companies with excess food in that vicinity are contacted to help support these disadvantaged communities.
  • Second, food waste is tackled at its root by aiming to eliminate as much food waste as possible and bringing the remaining excess food to where it is needed most. 
Contact: Nicole Travis, Terrence Brooks and Genevieve Sharron
Howes Design Service
Description of Services: Howes Design Service is a one-man design studio based in Columbus, Ohio offering logo, branding, print/web layout, and illustrative services for companies across multiple industries and functions. Some of his clients have included: Nissan, Waze, Safelite AutoGlass, Phish, Jeep, and Supercell.
Contact: Benjamin Howes
Capital Fire Protection Co.
Description of Services: We are an employee-owned fire protection company serving the Central Ohio area. We can help food truck owners comply with the unique State and Local fire codes of the food truck industry. Some of the services we offer include: • Extinguisher inspections, service, and recharge • Hood suppression system inspections, service, and installation • NEW extinguishers: Class K wet chemical ABC dry chemical We are located on Columbus’ west side across from Restaurant Depot. Call and schedule your inspection. Inspections done at your location or at our facility. Walkin customers welcome.
Contact: Scott Dunn – Extinguisher Division Manager
Address: 3360 Valleyview Dr., Columbus OH 43204
Phone: (614) 279-9448 ext. 214
APEX Specialty Vehicles
Description of Services: APEX Specialty Vehicles is the premier specialty vehicle design and manufacturer in the United States. With over 12 years of production expertise, we have built over 700 custom mobile solutions, ranging from custom trucks and buses to fifty-three-foot semi-trailers. We furnish mobile solutions to a diverse array of industries and clients, such as marketing, merchandising, mobile food, disaster relief, command center operations, as well as completely custom design solutions built to suit. Our unique staff of five experienced and skilled Industrial Engineers supports our sales team to create highly custom engineered solutions for you. Our mission is simple: Create clarity and lead our clients through the process of bringing their vision into a reality by taking complex and artistic brick-and-mortar concepts and integrating them into a mobile atmosphere. Through our disciplined approach in creating your mobile vision, our team will build 3-dimensional concepts, detailed scopes of work, clear platform options, and straightforward pricing to deliver complete transparency for your concept. Armed with these four elements, you can make an objective and quantitative business decision about your premier specialty vehicle. With APEX Specialty Vehicles, you not only receive the highest-caliber engineering and manufacturing of your build; you’ll benefit from our experience, expertise, best-in-industry warranty coverage, and a lifetime of support.
Contact: Jordan Thompson (816)281-7196, [email protected]
Contact: For general questions – 800-805-6818,
Sunrise International Market
Description of services
Once someone steps foot in our shop, we make sure to treat them like family. We understand that you have options when it comes to Grocery Store businesses. We guarantee to give you quality products and amazing customer service.
Our first store was established in 2006 located at 1841 W. Henderson Rd in Columbus, Ohio. It is strategically located at Arlington Square Shopping Plaza. Since the inception of our first store, it has grown tremendously to become a brand that provides the central Ohioans with exceptional quality food products from many different Asian countries. Thank you, loyal customers, for your continued support and loyalty throughout the years. With the growth, we begin to challenge ourselves and begin to question the possibilities that we can to cater to the International Community. Hence, we decided to conduct our own internal research, develop a plan and eventually open another, bigger store with the same ideology: "to serve, to provide, and to satisfy our customers.” On January 19, 2018, Sunrise International Market was opened for the public and we have been working very hard every day to provide the best for our customers.
Come by today and experience the Sunrise International Market goodness for yourself!
Both of our stores feature convenient access to major highways, large parking spaces, and convenient public transportation. We pride our store for its cleanliness, product freshness and quality, as well as ease of finding products within the store.
Sunrise International Market features many Asian products, including those our sister company serves, alongside many other products, from many different countries.
Main Store Address: 4030 W Broad St Columbus, OH 43228
Contact: JJ Chen, 1-380-204-4664, [email protected]
Axis Mobile Mechanic
CONTACT: Cole Lorenz 
PHONE: 614-800-5523
Founded nearly than 50 years ago, C&T Design and Equipment Co. has made a name for itself in the foodservice industry as a premiere design and equipment supply company through our dedication to our customers and quality of service. From conception to completion, our budget-conscious designers, equipment consultants, engineers and project managers ensure timely completion of any project. Our strength is finding the best solution for you, optimizing space efficiency while taking into account your footprint, budget, and operational needs, and standing by our work and equipment long after the project is installed.

Justin Bertsche- Sales Coordinator




Shawn G. Whitt, AAMS®  Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Description of Services: Running a food truck business brings some unique financial and investment challenges including protecting assets, reducing tax liability, maintaining cash flow and much more.  I specialize in helping food truck operators work toward achieving their business and personal financial goals. 
Edward Jones offers a variety of business retirement plans, money market funds, stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
Address: 460 East Broad Street, Kroger Plaza, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Phone Number: (740) 964-9227
We get that your food truck means a lot to you. It has allowed you to begin your journey in the food-
service world. But oftentimes, food truck owners find themselves brainstorming on how to further grow
and develop their business. How does a bigger kitchen sound?
If you’ve ever considered the possibility of opening a brick-and mortar location, we can help you find the
perfect location. At Equity Commercial Real Estate Solutions, we partner with food truck owners by:
 Conducting Market Research
 Providing site select support
 Negotiating lease terms
 And more!
At the end of the day, it’s our job to make finding your first brick-and-mortar location as seamless as