Food Truck Entrepreneurship
Who is this program for?
This credential is for the current or prospective Food Truck Entrepreneur, owner and operator! The Food Truck Industry is a growing industry that is quickly outpacing traditional restaurant growth, providing many benefits to both consumers and truck owners!
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Why Choose a Career in the Food Truck Industry?
We are Proud to Partner with the
National Food Truck Association
The National Food Truck Association was organized by a group of regional food truck association representatives to leverage their experience and knowledge to ensure that food trucks from coast to coast are provided with great resources and access to information. Our goal is to support food truck owners, and regional associations and to act as a singular point of contact for the public looking to engage with food trucks. We now offer catering and location management services to make it easier for the public to take advantage of food truck services nationwide.
We’ll continue to help vendors and associations work cooperatively with municipalities and governmental bureaucracies to review codes, ordinances and procedures so they can better address the realities of this new industry. Using our strength in numbers the National Food Truck Association will strive to provide members with better prices on supplies and services all food trucks use.
Mobile vending has seen a monumental shift in the past five years. What was an underground and unseen industry has become one of the fastest growing trends in food service. As a united group we believe we can be an effective resource for food trucks, associations and government agencies.
This certificate was designed by the National Food Truck Association with these professionals!
- Matt Geller: NFTA/SoCalMFVA/Best Food Trucks/Revolution Carts
- BJ Lofback: Nashville BFT/Nashville FTA Founder/Funk Soul Brother/Pinchy’s Lobster
- John Ou: The Fix On Wheels (LA)
- Ryan Thomas: All About Food Trucks
- Carlos Carillo, Coco’s Latin Cuisine
- Richard Gomez: AA Cater Truck/Revolution Carts/NFPA 20-year veteran of commissary and the food truck building
- Che Ruddell-Tabisola: DMVFTA Founder/BBQ Bus/Natl FTA Founder
This credential provides comprehensive knowledge of the food truck industry—from successfully starting and operating a food truck to managing day-to-day challenges in the industry. This certificate provides complete details and information about the food truck industry, including business and financial planning, menu designing, marketing, inventory management, hiring, and knowing your state’s food truck regulations. This credential is also helpful for people who are currently operating a truck and are looking to improve their business skills. This certificate has been designed by industry experts who have decades of experience in operating food trucks across multiple regions of the US. This credential will help you to get started or improve your current operations.
Module 1: Industry Overview
Module 2: Market Research, Branding, and Marketing
Module 3: Business and Financial Plan Lite
Module 4: Menu Design
Module 5: Purchasing and Inventory
Module 6: Human Resources: How to Build an HR Plan to Support Your Success
Module 7: Local Regulations
Module 8: Working with Organizers
Still Have Questions?
This is an eight-week program that will require about 5 to 6 hours of dedicated time per week.
No. Micro-credentials are not transferrable for credit. These are skills-based training programs that differ from a traditional college course.
No, there are no assignment deadlines. There is, however, a prescribed pace for timely completion as learners will have a set number of weeks to complete the credential.
Micro-credentials are self-paced and do not require the learner to attend class at a certain time each week. Learners should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week engaging with the course at their own pace.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.
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