Andreas Caminada stands in a corner and places onion rings in small bowls. Just a few centimetres away, Tanja Grandits drops prawn dumplings into other containers. At the other end of the narrow space, Walter Klose moves around with trays of cutlery and crockery: welcome inside the first V-ZUG food truck. It might be narrow, but the mood is nevertheless cheerful.
The top chefs – Caminada, Grandits and Klose – inaugurated the kitchen on wheels a few days ago and it was a success! As Marketing Director Attila Castiglioni admitted to the very first guests on the Zugerberg, it took several years to reach this stage.
As is often the case in the kitchen, it all began with an idea: as the street food wave gains momentum, food trucks have become part of the street scene – certainly in the US but increasingly in Switzerland too. Converting a caravan into a fully-equipped kitchen on wheels seemed a good idea. First, however, the right vehicle had to be found – a task easier said than done. Finally, an original US Airstream Type 27 was chosen, the Porsche 911 of mobile homes and an iconic vehicle. Airstreams have been in circulation since 1931 and there is no better or cooler base for a genuine food truck.