Food trucks have been popping up in several cities across India because they bring the kitchen to the customers, instead of it being the other way round.
One such food truck, called the 7th Sin, started serving people in Bengaluru last week. And it has the unique distinction of being the only one in Asia to be run by only women.
Archana Singh, founder of a catering company named 7th Sin Hospitality Service, came up with the idea of starting a food truck about two years ago. She named the hospitality service 7th Sin after the seventh cardinal sin of Christianity – gluttony. And after reading the menu, customers want to indulge in some sinning too. But the most interesting thing about 7th Sin is that women take care of all the operations – right from driving and accounting, to cleaning and cooking.
Archana told India Food Network that she always wanted to be someone who employs other women and she believes that women should be independent regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.
She describes the cuisine as “glocal”, which is global cuisine with an Indian twist. Chicken tikka pasta, Malai veggie Rissoto, Quesadilla with chetinaad sides and Indo-Pan Asian rice bowls are regulars on the quirky menu. Additionally, Archana is eager about creating some social impact with her work too. While the chefs for 7th Sin have been hired based on their experience with renowned brands, the other women staffers have been hired from underprivileged sections of the society.
They work six days a week and give away food for free to people in temples, churches, mosques etc. on the seventh day. In compliance with their theme of empowering women, every Wednesday is Women’s Day at the food truck, wherein special items on the menu are sold at flat rates.