Saskatoon meals vehicles workforce as much as type affiliation
The ongoing curb kitchen trend in Saskatoon has led some of the city’s food truck operators to band together.
“We have nine [trucks in the group] now and of course we are always open to more, “said Caley Dallin, president of the newly formed Saskatoon Food Truck Association.
“We would definitely be happy if all the food trucks would join us at some point.”
Dallin also owns and operates the Soom Soom Food Truck. Caley Dallin has been running his Soom Soom food truck for a year. (Rosalie Woloski / CBC)
“Last year during the season we found that we all worked well together during the festivals and enjoyed being in each other’s company,” he said.
“So we decided to join forces and create an association of food trucks and work together to improve our business.”
This includes group discussions with the city about fees for operating mobile catering.
Dallin said the charges were worrying. It can cost from around $ 2,800 for a six-month operating fee to over $ 5,000 for larger vehicles.
“I think it’s always good to be strong in numbers,” said Dallin of the nonprofit.
“Working together is a good thing. It gives the community a glimpse, you know. People see us working together – it’s just positive. “