Introducing Per Se Mobile: Toronto’s Newest Food Truck

By on July 9, 2012

Toronto’s newest food truck is here and it’s called Per Se Mobile.

The truck is the brainchild of Luis Olarte, James Larratt-Smith and William Gavilan and is an extension of their existing business, Per Se Catering, which has been operating since 2009 out of the building at 411 Richmond St East.

They plan to serve a wide range of flavours from the truck but with both Luis and William originally hailing from Colombia and then Miami, it’s no surprise that there are some latin flavours represented on the menu.

This past weekend the trio served up their take on street food to the hungry crowds at Salsa on St. Clair and said they were slammed the whole time.

TFT: Can you tell a bit about Per Se Catering and Per Se Mobile?

Per Se Mobile: As a catering company we’ve been in business since 2009 and this year we are launching Per Se Mobile which is a separate identity but will have the same approach we take with all our catering in that everything is made fresh from scratch. We also do all our own butchering and have a full time pastry chef.

TFT: What made you guys want to start a food truck and what kind of food will you be serving?

Per Se Mobile: William and I are from Miami and there is a big food truck movement there already so after seeing some of those trucks we thought it would be something that we could bring to Toronto.

In terms of our food, there’s a mix of different items. We have a Colombian-style ‘Royale Burger’ which is a chuck burger with chipotle mayo, candied pineapple, smoked bacon and mozzarella. We’ve got a porchetta sandwich with pickled cipollinis and banana peppers as well as shrimp tacos with a fresh salsa mix and avocado mousse. And to drink we’ve got a really refreshing sugarcane lemonade.

It’s also important to us that we sell our food at a decent price but still leave people feeling full and satisfied. We’re doing a pretty big burger, it’s a 1/2 pounder for $8 and 3 medium size shrimp tacos for $8.

Everything is simple but really tasty.

TFT: Where can people find you online?

Per Se Mobile: People can stay up to date with us by following us on Twitter.

About the Author: Mark Macdonald is the Founder of Toronto Food Trucks. He is a Toronto freelance web designer and a street food movement supporter. Get more from Mark on Twitter and .

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