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mobile cantine from east to west?

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mobile cantine from east to west?

tali | Jul 21, 2003 10:28 PM

Hello Everyone! I'm new to this site...i found it as i am doing some research--i would love feedback, advice so let me explain. i am a 28yrs old girl who has travelled the world, loves to eat and has a french chef boyfriend. After a year in France we have come back to Canada, to Quebec, i am french canadian. Here in the east there is a 'chip wagon' culture, and we as a young couple we wanted to start our own business without too much overhead and start up cost...hence a chip wagon (it's still a pretty expensive venture but worth it). we are in cottage country in a very agricultural area on the highway, we feed truckers, farmers and a couple of tourists. we peel 50lbs bags by hand, cut and prepare our fries fresh everyday...i'm enjoying the learning experience of running my own business, but this is not where i want to live. after living in the French Alps my dream would be to live out west near the Rockies we are very active couple--i would love to bring my business out west. Serving good food to people out of my truck which is 'health inspection' wise spotless- full staneless steel interior, a strick daily cleaning regime, a very good knowledge and experience in the food industry---if i were to adapt my menu to vancouver palates would i have a chance? are there trucks out west or just hot dog "carts". We have the equipment to make crepes (thin french pancakes) bagels with smoked salmon and capers, poutine (fries with cheese curds and gravy), we have a steamer so steamed veggies...i'm just putting a face to street vendors, i'm full of good recepies and good ideas, and i just want to earn my living honestly and self sufficiently--any comments welcomed
thanks all
tali

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