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Ivan’s Kitchen: Food with Mood
Whether called a concession trailer or food truck, Ivan’s Kitchen: Food with Mood is a portable, mobile food hub, where customers can grab some of the best comfort food west of Toronto. Located outside of the Canadian Tire in Mississauga and recently in Oakville, Ivan and wife Elena serve up fresh, tasty comfort food to shoppers and loyal local customers.
“For the past seventeen years, my guiding mission has always been to serve up high quality, freshly prepared food, but also just as important, is interacting with my customers and learning about them and their lives”, says Ivan.
Clearly, it is this personal connection, and mouth-watering food that keeps them coming back year after year. What began as a modest hot dog cart back in 2003, has grown into two permanent locations stationed outside the Canadian Tire in Mississauga, and most recently in Oakville, Ontario.
At their first long-term location in Mississauga, Ivan’s Kitchen: Food with Mood is nothing short of being a local legend. Customers line up for the freshly prepared food and locally sourced ingredients, but they hang around to share pieces of their lives.
“My customers can always count on me for a laugh, which I think we need a lot more these days. My priority has always been to deliver great customer service and amazing food, sprinkled with a little charm and humor”, says Ivan.
Ivan’s Kitchen balances quality, creativity and value with speed and accessibility. Ivan and his crew say they do not do it for the glamor or fame— they choose the confines of a tiny, often hot, kitchen to share the food that they love to cook. Recently expanding into a second location outside the Canadian Tire in Oakville, is a sign that people like what Ivan and his team are serving.