Start Your Own Food Truck - Leave the Corporate World Behind
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Start Your Own Food Truck - Leave the Corporate World Behind

Complete guide to launching your career in the exciting and profitable food truck industry!
4.0 (13 ratings)
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Created by Walkabout Media
Last updated 4/2013
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn what it takes to start a gourmet food truck
  • How to avoid potential set-backs
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  • Desire to start a business with earning potential
  • Desire to succeed
  • Desire to be your own boss
  • Desire to eliminate the 9 to 5

The rise of the food truck industry has been responsible for transforming ordinary individuals into new entrepreneurs all across the country!

Today’s food truck owners come from backgrounds that range from corporate executives to the unemployed. In other words, you don’t necessarily have to be a professional chef to own a gourmet food truck! You just have to have desire and motivation!

Does watching your favorite food truck show on TV get you pumped up to start your own business? Can’t stop thinking about owning your own food truck? Well, here are some words of encouragement! The opportunity to start your own mobile food business… along with your chances of success has never been better! But the problem is that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. After all, starting a successful business isn’t something that you can do overnight!

An Industry With An Amazing Future

The most encouraging news is that industry experts have estimated that food truck revenues will reach an enormous $2.7 billion in the next few years. There is huge room for growth and prosperity in the mobile food industry. You’ve probably noticed there are more and more food trucks popping up on the streets. It’s not just coincidence that you’re seeing more of these mobile businesses around. Numerous food truck success stories are fueling this movement. Profits can be made curbside, but food trucks are also expanding their client base through catering and special events. Make no mistake! There are major opportunities for food truck owners. The only thing you need to do is take action and build your future career!

Video and MP3 Versions Included

In addition to all the video modules offered in this course, an MP3 audio version of the entire course will be made available for all students. This means you can take the training with you whether you're exercising, commuting or just on the go! Just load the file onto your favorite MP3 player and you're set!

What You'll Learn

This course will lead you through the important action steps you need to get into the mobile food industry! Many questions will be answered including:

  • Where to begin?
  • How to plan your menu?
  • What to include in a business plan?
  • How to get funding?
  • Where to get the best ingredients?
  • How to market your food truck?
  • When and how to hire employees?
  • And more!

If you want to start your own food truck, this is the course you need to enroll in! Get a head start with Street Food University! The rise of the gourmet food truck industry is the golden opportunity that has motivated individuals everywhere to finally leave their jobs for a career they can be proud of!

About The Instructor

Street Food University was developed by the authors of, a leading online resource for the food truck industry. Featuring advice on how to get started in the mobile food industry, how to use technology to market a food truck business and industry news and happenings.

Our primary goal is to help current and future food truck entrepreneurs through education, promotion and awareness of the mobile food industry.

We explore methods to help food truck entrepreneurs market and grow their businesses and then share our findings with the public. The food truck industry is growing rapidly and we aim to stay on top of all new trends. We've developed online resources, videos and publications to deliver industry information efficiently.

We offer additional food truck business resources through our online and social media channels:

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Professional chefs
  • Catering professionals
  • People looking to get out of a dead end job
  • People looking for an exciting career
  • Food lovers
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
Welcome to Street Food University
1 Lecture 01:01
Welcome to Street Food University! Get ready to learn how to get started in the exciting and profitable gourmet food truck industry. There are a total of 16 video modules you can watch at your convenience. Feel free to watch as many as you like in one sitting and log in anytime to view them at a future date.
Preview 01:01
The Basics of Starting a Gourmet Food Truck Business
5 Lectures 24:28
The mobile food industry continues to soar to new heights! Once a food truck shows up, hordes of people flock to get in line to sample unique and delicious foods. Today, more and more people are seeing this as an entrepreneurial opportunity. This has led many of the same patrons to leave their boring jobs for a career that offers excitement and new challenges every day! Those who have dreamed of opening a restaurant now see a lower barrier to entry thus making their dreams easier to achieve!
Preview 02:54

Are you the type of person who can handle the fast paced frenzy of a kitchen on wheels? Find out what it takes to start and grow a successful food truck business. There are quite a few factors you may need to consider before starting your journey into mobile food.
Preview 04:11

Explore the type of skills needed to make it in the food truck industry. Some skills you’ll already have while others will need to be acquired. Having the right skill set can help the day-to-day operations run more smoothly.
Preview 07:00

There are many compelling reasons to start a food truck. But before you quit your job, learn what other successful mobile food entrepreneurs did before they told their bosses they're calling it quits!
Reasons For Starting A Food Truck

A business plan is the foundation of your mobile food business. Learn what needs to be included in this important module and find out what lenders want to see in your business plan before they even consider funding your dream.
What To Include In A Food Truck Business Plan
Preparing Your Food Truck For Daily Operation
5 Lectures 20:10
A great menu can create loyal followers for life! Good menus take time to perfect... including testing over and over again. Good food combinations paired with the right pricing can propel you ahead of the competition!
Planning Your Menu

Where you get your ingredients can be a challenge. Sometimes the source of your ingredients can be a determining factor whether a potential customer will buy from your truck. In addition, find out how to save money when preparing your shopping list!
Where To Source Your Ingredients

Your vehicle is a major part of your business. It not only serves as your kitchen but also as a huge marketing tool. Learn about the differences between buying new or used… including a third option that could save money. Find out what to watch out for when acquiring a vehicle.
Options For Selecting A Vehicle

This is the serious side of the business. Learn about the legal requirements you need to follow in order to get your food truck out on the streets. Failure to comply with rules and regulations can put your food truck out of business!
Food Truck Licensing And Regulations

Finding great locations is one of the important skills of being a successful food truck entrepreneur. Being creative and finding where the customers are can be a challenge. Get this wrong too often and you’ll quickly find yourself losing instead of gaining profits!
Finding And Securing The Best Locations
Running Your Food Truck Like a Real Business
6 Lectures 29:22
Food preparation shouldn’t be hard but there are strict rules when it comes to where and how you prepare your food. If you break these rules, you could eventually be closed by a health inspector.
Commercial Kitchens and Food Safety

Being a mobile food entrepreneur can be rewarding and time consuming! That’s when you need to consider hiring employees to help with daily operations. Perhaps this is your first time being the interviewer and not the interviewee! In this module, learn when you need to hire and what to look for in future employees.
Hiring Employees

Marketing plays a huge role in bringing customers to your food truck! In this module, learn about the various strategies and tools commonly used by food truck owners to help grow their business!
Food Truck Marketing And Design

You need to treat your food truck as a real business! If you don’t watch where your money goes or where it comes from, your mobile food business can quickly run out of money and enter into a difficult situation that could be tough to get out of!
Your Expenses And Cash Flow

Startup capital is the lifeblood of any company. Without it, dreams and ideas will literally fade away. Before you can ask for funding, you need to know how much money you need. That part can tricky but this module can help!
Generating Startup Capital

Nobody wants to be a quitter but the fact of the matter, you won’t have your food truck business forever! Planning for the end is a smart move that is practiced by many successful entrepreneurs and companies.
Exit Strategy
Audio Course Download
1 Lecture 00:15
This is where you can download the complete MP3 audio course for the Street Food University. Take the learning with you while you're exercising, commuting or just on the go! Simply load the audio file into your favorite MP3 player and you're set!
Download Audio Course on MP3
1 Lecture 00:20

Thank you for being part of Street Food University! Here are some valuable resources where you can continue your research in the food truck industry.

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