Darsky dreamed up the idea as he wanted people to see the authentic 5,000 pound wood fire oven he had imported all the way from Naples for his pizza’s. This seen the removal of one side of the shipping container before it was refitted with glass framed doors.
A very unique use of a shipping container but also a very practical one with being able to open out the side of the unit as no doubt it gets extremely hot with the oven reaching temperatures of over 800 degrees.
60 seconds it takes to cook a pie from the oven and its lowered to a cashier via a special rack. I could see this being great for concerts. Although coming in at $180,000 to build in the right venues this could easily be in profit in a short period of time.
Going the authentic oven route is something that food lovers will saviour but also making it extremely visual will also help increase sales. I wish Darsky well with his venture!
Images :- Del Popolo’s Facebook page
Singapore being forward thinking has not gone for waiting for people to come and try the cuisine but to bring the cuisine to the world stage by introducing its mobile kitchen/restaurant. On top of the obvious food trade there is also a Global Chef Exchange on offer to encourage exchanging of ideas and expand food opportunities. There is also and has been opportunity to meet the organisers and representatives from Singapore’s food producers to help expand trade and understanding in what Singapore has to offer on the plate.
The 20ft shipping container is fitted out as a modern kitchen to deal with the vast interest in the food cuisine both new and old. The tour began in London but is also doing the rounds in Paris,Moscow,New York,Hong Kong, Shanghai, Delhi, Dubai and also Syndey.
A great idea for spreading culinary tastes and delights from Singapore as well as a unique talking point.
Dates and venues of Singapore Takeout tour:
London ( 9 – 11 Jun 2011)
Chef Janice Wong (2am:dessertbar)
Paris ( 30 Jun – 2 Jul 2011)
Chef André Chiang (Restaurant André)
Moscow (15 – 17 Jul 2011)
Chef Ryan Clift (Tippling Club)
Chef Daniel Sia (The Disgruntled Chef)
New York (16 – 18 Sep 2011)
Chef Malcolm Lee (Candlenut Kitchen)
Hong Kong (10 – 12 Nov 2011)
Chef Armin Leitgeb (Les Amis)
Shanghai (1 – 3 Dec 2011)
Chef Willin Low (Wild Rocket)
Delhi (13 – 15 Jan 2012)
Chef Benjamin Seck (True Blue Cuisine)
Dubai (19 – 20 Feb 2012)
Chef Haikal Johari (winner of Channel News Asia’s “Perfect Meal” in 2009)
Sydney (30 Mar – 1 Apr 2012)
Team from Iggy’s