From Iceland — Immigrants In Iceland Compete To Set Up Food Truck Representing Their Home Cuisine

Immigrants In Iceland Compete To Set Up Food Truck Representing Their Home Cuisine

Published February 25, 2020

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Over 100 immigrants from more than 20 countries are competing now to develop, establish and run a food truck, representing cuisine from their home countries, in Reykjavík, Vísir reports.

Innovation Center Iceland, in cooperation with the City of Reykjavík and Reykjavík Street Food, is conducting the 8-week course to help immigrants set up a food truck.

“We try to help them get set up as best we can, to get this rolling,” Fjalar Sigurðarson, the marketing director for the Innovation Center tells reporters. “No one is giving them anything, they need to stand up for themselves and bring forward their own ideas regarding what kind of food they want to introduce to Icelanders and tourists alike.”

The competitors who are taking part hail from as far afield as Thailand, Palestine and Senegal.

Participation has been very lively, and those who manage to make the cut will be able to participate in the Street Food project this spring or summer.

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