We haven’t talked about it until today but we’ve been preparing for more than a year our second entrepreneurship project in Bangalore. In addition to Titri and the outsourcing field, we wanted, since we arrived in India, to create a project allowing us to get out of the office and in the food industry as we just love it.
We also felt from the start that there are some opportunities to grab in this field in India.
We’re not alone on board, an other Nicolas, previously intern at Titri (that’s how we’ve met him) is on this project 100% of his time. He had the persistence to stay and develop the project during more than a year before the adventure finally came up, so kudos to him! When we say that the most important thing in India is patience, it’s not a joke…And as if two Nicolas weren’t enough, a third one has joined us very recently!
We’ll skip the details of the last struggling months to finally reach the objective: we’re launching this saturday our food-truck named “Le Casse-Croûte” !
The idea is quite simple, serving toasted sandwiches (inspired by our french croque-monsieur), customized with our ideas, good french fries (cooked the north France and Belgium way, double fried), gaspacho all fresh all good, and caramel cream as dessert. We wanted something french (or at least european) but simple cause western cuisine is most of the time only found in high level restaurants here. We wanted to show that we can cook “french street food”, not that expensive and with local products. Indeed, we import nothing, we wanted to do it the “locavore” and the homemade way. So we’ve learnt to make bread, French mustard etc… If you want to know more about that, visit our website here.
Concerning the truck, we wanted something with character and, as you might know, we love “vintage” vehicules. It has been a long time we had a crush on the Matador, a long Indian van with nice curves, sort of VW combi but more “rustic”.
So we’ve bought one (not in a good shape) and after some adventures we’ve found a mechanical and a kitchen maker to modify it and turn it into a wonderful foodtruck! (it took us more than 6 month!).
After a session with friends last week-end, the D-Day coming this week-end with our launching event at the Alliance Française in Bangalore where we’ll serve from 1pm to 8pm if the weather (and our stocks) are allowing us. We’ll also organize a little “pétanque” tournament from 3.30pm so if you are in Bangalore this Saturday September 12th, join us!