May 28 2013 0Comment

Roy Choi Of Kogi Helps Set Food Truck Trends In LA

Roy Choi is renown in Los Angeles where he whips up dishes for Kogi, a fleet of fusion food trucks. His culinary creations have been featured in publications, such as Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, and showcased on numerous TV shows. But Roy’s interest in cuisine was slow in coming.

Even though Roy’s family owned a Korean restaurant, he wasn’t inspired to create in the kitchen until he was 25 years old. While watching the Food Network one day, he saw New Orleans celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse at work and was motivated to tie on an apron.

Roy graduated from the Culinary Institute of America Institute and worked at several restaurants before teaming up with Kogi co-founders Mark Manguera and Caroline Shin Manguera. His Mexican-Koran-inspired food truck dishes were an immediate hit with Southern Californians. He has offered his patrons everything from Kogi dogs and “L.A. Gas Station Tacos” to Oxtail Soup with Daikon and Ramen Noodles and Spam-and-Kimchi Musubi, which combines seared Spam, sushi rice and pureed kimchi in nori (edible seaweed).

Three of Roy Choi’s food truck colleagues, The Hungry Nomad, Hang 10 Tacos and Greenz on Wheelz, are pleased to be part of the same food truck industry that produced Kogi. And like Roy Choi, we are constantly working new ways to please our customers and ensure them a gratifying food truck experience.

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 When you need food truck catering for your office, convention, business meeting or even your wedding, call on The Hungry Nomad. Our unique menu features classic California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Or invite Hang 10 Tacos to your next event. The big blue truck offers tempting tacos created from the highest quality steak, shrimp, BBQ, fish and pork. Our mobile bistro, Greenz on Wheelz will deliver delectable sandwiches and salads made from fresh, healthy ingredients.

If you prefer a custom menu, these three food trucks will provide that too. One thing is certain; clients of The Hungry Nomad, Hang 10 Tacos and Greenz on Wheelz are guaranteed personalized service, as well as gourmet meals.