A Day in the Life of a Food Truck Owner: Sung-Yoon Kang of Ka’Chi

Sung-Yoon Kang wears many hats as owner and operator of Ka’ Chi food truck: cook, menu designer, grocery shopper, marketing and social media manager, web administrator, party and event concierge, commercial truck driver, office manager, amateur meteorologist, bookkeeper and part-time mechanic.

Before Sung-Yoon was a man of many hats, he was a banker who grew restless behind a desk all day. Both Sung-Yoon and his wife, Dawn, were brought up in restaurant families and wanted to continue the culinary tradition with Sung-Yoon’s career change in 2010.

They knew a bank wouldn’t give a loan to a start-up restaurant, so the Kangs turned to the West Coast food trend that was slowly popping up along our coast—the food truck. After four months of searching online, making phone calls and inspecting 12 trucks, they found a 23-foot food truck to call their own in Texas. In April 2011, as one of the first food trucks in our area, they started serving Korean barbecue—the backbone of Sung-Yoon’s upbringing.

Read more about the daily lives of running a food truck on The Town Dish.

Ka’Chi Collage by Nina Lea Photography.