Students Make a Case for Food Trucks in Ottawa


OTTAWA — Street food has been the subject of conversation in the halls of Ottawa’s Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School where teachers challenged students to make creative street food to sway city officials to reconsider food vendor restrictions, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Students presented a number of dishes such as chili chicken kebabs with Indian spices, kebabs marinated in yogurt with a spicy kick, and beef skewers served with cilantro, green pepper and yogurt chutney.

The idea of the assignment was to showcase the popularity of street food. “We in Canada haven’st embraced it as much, mostly because of restrictive bylaws, so we wanted to create some concepts to help convince city councillors,” Kent Van Dyk, a chef who set up the culinary program at the school, told the Citizen.

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