This summer, Entro’s Raymundo Pavan designed and constructed a food cart for The Stop’s Night Market in Toronto. The two-night event celebrates diversity and community by bringing together over 70 chefs who serve multi-ethnic fare from food carts created by local designers. Funds raised support The Stop’s mission to challenge inequality and build community through programs and training that increase access to healthy food.
Raymundo and friends were selected to design and build one of the 35 unique food carts that help give character to the event. Inspired by the Tianguis, or open-air markets popular in Latin America, the group developed a cart with a similar aesthetic.
For sustainability and cost-effectiveness, they utilized available materials – a series of wood dowels – to connect the two main elements, the base and the canopy. Vibrant blue and pink colour accents were applied at angles to different structural elements, an abstraction of many Tianguis canopies. This Latin American theme was realized by chef Steven Gonzalez and Nacho Bar, who served up traditional tacos.
The event raised over $20,000 for The Stop. Congratulations to Raymundo (and team!) for contributing to such a worthy cause.