The Storm Rider series aims to celebrate the strength of our industry while highlighting some of the many ways businesses have overcome the challenges resulting from COVID-19. We are proud to showcase how the following businesses have adapted while celebrating the people who are at the heart of what we do. In this post, we hear from the Songhees Food Truck in Esquimalt.
Why do you do what you do?
CREATIVITY- the imagination & the artistic skills on which I base my daily life on. There is no better feeling than watching a customer come to the food truck and enjoy our traditional creation. Example- Salmon burger served on Bannock bread with a stinging nettle aioli & roof top green.
What do you most want people to know about your business?
The Songhees Seafood & Steam food truck is the first Indigenous food truck in B.C. & Vancouver Island.
The food truck opened in 2016 & we are also a training facility, a catering company & we have a rooftop garden. The foundation is there to bring our traditional food to the next
The spark to own/work in this business must motivate you each day. – what are some of your past experiences that have contributed to this spark?
When I first started to work in the hospitality industry I was the only first nation person working in the kitchen I have been in this industry for over 20 years, it is exhilarating to work in a kitchen with family & friends. I truly believe this is what drives me to do the best that I can. Thank you to Songhees for the opportunity to work on a food truck & the catering company.
The Storm Riders series highlights how island-based businesses are adapting to new challenges brought on by COVID-19. If you’re a business and would like to share your story, please contact Darsey at email@example.com.