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About Us

"Don't be A Chicken"

Co-Owners and partners in life, Jesse Steve and Katie Foley started their LLC, Ball of Energy, in July of 2015.  

Since their opening they have participated in many large scale festivals and have fed Silo to over 50,000 people at events including: 

PHISH Magnaball 2016, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida 2017 & 2018, The Great New York State Fair, GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance in Miami, FL, Shakori Hills, North Carolina, and in Trumansburg, New York, Cayuga Sound Festival in Ithaca, New York 2017 & 2018 and NASCAR at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.  

Jesse and Katie love serving food in the mist of music, art, culture and celebration. They believe that life is what you dream it to be, and that you should work hard for what you believe in and play harder with those you love.  They take risks and embrace being uncomfortable.... as they know it's the only way to achieve great things. 

"Don't Be A Chicken". xoxoxo 

Jesse Steve, “CHICKEN WIZARD” spent the last 15 years working in the food industry along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail in Central New York where he gained valued experience on the line, managing kitchens and catering large events. Most notably, Jesse served as Kitchen Manager for 7 years at the Stonecat Café where he learned, under mentor Scott Signori, the importance of sourcing local, high quality ingredients and building strong relationships with vendors and farmers.  Jesse is a true artist and creative visionary- and he brings his creative genius, passion for food, nack for logistics and out of the box thinking and questioning to all aspects of Silo Food Truck. 

Katie Foley, “BIZ-WIZ” has served in various leadership roles in the area of Development for the last 15 years including at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Family & Children's Service of Ithaca and Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.  She has had significant experience in the areas of public relations, event planning, marketing, business development and hospitality.  She currently serves on a variety of boards and committees where she continues to work for her commuinty and is proud that now as a business owner- she can lend Silo to help support organizations that are important to her and Jesse.  

Jesse & Katie try to bring their collective talents, passion for food & service along with their adventurous approach to life to every interaction had and every dish served.  Their “all-inclusive-non-exclusive” vibe creates an atmosphere where all are welcomed and leave feeling a part of the Silo Food Truck family.