Food Truck Spolight: Señor Sisig

5 Nov

This week’s spotlight is on Señor Sisig. Let’s just put it out there: Your favorite food truck was co-founded by an SF State Alumnus. Go Gators!

It all started in 2008 when SF State business graduate Evan Kidera visited Southern California and noticed how well food trucks were doing there. At the time, there were only a couple of taco trucks in San Francisco, Kidera said, but in Southern California he saw the popularity of trucks  specializing in fusion cuisine.

“I was amazed to see 30 people at a truck because at that time it was unheard of,” Kidera said.

When he returned he began brainstorming food truck ideas with his friend from high school and Senior Sisig co-founder, Gil Payumo, who at the time was working as a culinary chef; Kidera was working as a warehouse manager. The two began to combine Payumo’s family recipe for the traditional Filipino dish, sisig, with Mexican-American foods such as tacos and burritos. They found that the influence of Spanish flavors in both made for a great combination.

“The inspiration was automatic,” Kidera said. “It just went really well together.”

Señor Sisig can now be spotted throughout several locations in San Francisco and the Peninsula. They have developed a loyal following throughout the area and their popularity has even lead to an appearance on the Food Network’s “Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Still, Kidera enjoys coming back to his alma mater to serve students and offer them something different for lunch.

“It adds to the value of being a student at SF State,” he said.


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