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Lloyd Taco Founder and Alumnus Speaks at Canisius

Pete Cimino ’03, co-founder of Lloyd Taco Truck and Catering, will be on campus Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall as a part of the Chartwells speaking engagement. Cimino will bring his success story to the students in a talk designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders to pursue their passions and dreams.

Lloyd is best known for being Buffalo’s first food truck that spawned a whole new way of dining in Western New York, paving the way for countless food trucks to serve delicious food throughout the city and outlying areas. Pete Cimino ’03, founder and co-owner of Lloyd Taco Truck and Catering, and Chris Doraneo, have grown the business from a one-truck operation beginning in July 2010, to a four-truck family with taco factories on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo and Main Street in Williamsville, a thriving catering business and a soft serve ice cream shop, Churn Soft Serve & Coffee, on Hertel. Partnering with local farms whenever possible, sourcing hormone and antibiotic-free meats and employing the age-old process of nixtamalization to make corn tortillas, Cimino and Doraneo have proven that great food can be made anywhere as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort.

The event is open to the campus community. Students who pre-register will receive a free dinner burrito and side courtesy of Lloyd. Swipes will be accepted for regular Chartwells dinner offerings.

Limited VIP seating is available. Click here to sign up.

If you have any questions, contact Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager for Chartwells, at

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Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells