The Kogi BBQ catering truck has caused quite a stir throughout Los Angeles. It seems that wherever the truck is parked, people want to enjoy the Korean/Mexican fusion food. Born from late-night hunger by founders Mark Manguera, Caroline Shin-Manguera and Chef Roy Choi, the Kogi truck is a traveling Los Angeles landmark that serves up Korean Mexican tacos, day and night.
Under the direction of Chef Roy Choi, Kogi has developed a menu that delivers high-end food at street level prices.
The truck has been all over the Southland, and once folks know that the Kogi truck is in their neighborhood, there is always a flurry of texting, tweets and emails, giving the location. Well Roy Choi the owner of the Kogi truck was kind enough to stop by Trade Tech, to speak with our students about his business, about making a name for yourself in the culinary industry and about being true to your love of cooking. LATTC instructor Robert Wemischner invited Choi to speak to our students about what it takes to be successful. Choi was quite candid in saying that to start out, the restaurant business may not be very lucrative, but it’s important to stay committed and to learn as much as you can.