A former investment banker, or “slave to powerpoint” as he describes his old job, working in Vienna, Oleg Voss found himself a victim of the global recession.
However, deciding that since the best thing about his now defunct job was his lunch break and the schnitzel he enjoyed everyday in the Austrian capital, he would make it his new full time obsession.
In its first year of trading Schnitzel & Things was nominated at the Vendy Awards (New York’s Street Food Oscars) for Best Rookie Van 2009 (an award they subsequently won) and went on to be nominated for Best Street Food Vendor in 2010. A fantastic achievement for a first timer in the business and a testimony to the quality of their amazing food.
After watching a busy lunchtime service and sampling the delicious offerings, I spoke to Oleg about his journey from the office, onto the street and beyond.
This video is also featured on new food webzine Debate Your Plate