Cork food truck wins RTÉ’s ‘Battle of the Food Trucks’

Cork food truck ‘Spice Genie’ has won RTÉ Player’s ‘Battle of the Food Trucks’.

The TV show gave six of the country’s best food trucks the opportunity to go head to head in a culinary competition, with the best chef winning €5,000.

Christopher Braganza who runs the Spice Genie food truck is originally from India and moved to Ireland in 2012. He makes home cooked authentic Indian food.

Chris said:

“Winning this title really means the world to me. First of all I’m representing Goa, my family, India, Cork, my suppliers and my customers and everybody has been a part of this journey. I really thank everybody who’s been there through the ups and downs – through bad weather and good weather they always show up and encourage me to do what I love the most! It really means a lot to me – I’m honoured.”

Chris and the other food truck owners were put through their culinary paces by judges Eric Matthews and Gráinne Mullins, with challenges including creating their competitors signature dish, creating a delicious dish from a mystery box of ingredients and a blind taste challenge.


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