Food truck is a new initiative announced by the Financial Secretary in the 2015-16 Budget. The Tourism Commission under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Food Truck Pilot Scheme and related matters.
The Pilot Scheme
Launched on 3 February 2017, the two-year Food Truck Pilot Scheme is a tourism initiative which aims to enhance the appeal of our tourist attractions and provide diverse, creative and high quality food offers to tourists and the public. Since the launch of the Pilot Scheme, the Tourism Commission has been exploring the suitability of different operating locations and operation modes and examining whether food truck is commercially viable. Timely refinement measures have been arranged which include introducing new operating venues; providing a more flexible shift arrangement; allowing food trucks to participate in self-identified events; allowing operators to opt whether to operate at the scheduled designated venues; and allowing operators to identify new venues for the consideration and follow-up of the Government. After evaluating the operation of the Pilot Scheme, the Government has decided to extend the Scheme for two more years up to 2 February 2021.
The Tourism Commission will review the Pilot Scheme duly and maintain flexibility for further refinement.