Trailblazer Award to Senor Sisig

Please join the San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce on their 46th anniversary, on May 8, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM as we celebrate trailblazing Filipino American entrepreneurs Senor Sisig and its impact on the street food scene in San Francisco.

We’ll be celebrating at the San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center!


EVAN KIDERA grew up in San Francisco. As he got older, he helped out at his Dads’ sushi restaurant, but Evan wasn’t just interested in learning how to make rainbow rolls. “I was interested in the whole process. I wanted to know both the business and the creative side of running a company,” Evan says, “I always had a passion for food and business but where I found the most value was in creating experiences for people and making them smile.” Evan double-majored in Asian-American Studies and business at San Francisco State, where he later returned to get an MBA. By 2007, he began to wonder why San Francisco didn’t have a thriving street food scene. By 2009, when Twitter and other social media platforms were suddenly a force, Evan saw street food as a national phenomenon.

GIL PAYUMO was born in San Francisco and grew up in Daly City. On weekends and after school, he worked at his family’s small, neighborhood grocery store, selling phone cards and plane tickets to the Philippines, Filipino desserts and special holiday dishes. After studying computers and realizing he had no passion for them, Gil turned to cooking—something, he says, that felt like life. He enrolled at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 2003. After graduating, Gil cooked in hotels, working in restaurants kitchens, learning banquets. But Gil felt a growing urge to start a business of his own, and when high-school buddy Evan Kidera asked if he wanted to buy a truck and be part of San Francisco’s new street food movement.

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Jose A. Pecho, President
San Francisco Filipino American
Chamber of Commer
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