Contact: Linda Wallace
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021
PHILADELPHIA, August 17, 2015—Classes are set to begin for Community College of Philadelphia’s innovative noncredit course serving the food truck and food cart industry and widening the path to entrepreneurship for culinary art graduates and Philadelphians seeking new careers.
The noncredit Mobile Food Management: Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship course is among the first of its kind offered by an accredited institution of higher education. Based on 2012 survey results, Emergent Research forecast America’s food trucks will generate about $2.7 billion in revenue by 2017. This is a fourfold increase from the 2012 food truck revenue estimate of $650 million provided by the National Restaurant Association.
The College’s program reveals the industry stars’ secrets of success to ordinary people seeking to build a better future upon mom’s favorite dish or family's prized recipe. The courses are divided into three sections, each offering one three-hour class on Wednesday evening for six consecutive weeks. Throughout the course, established food truck owners bring along mobile food trucks and share the lessons learned through experience. In addition, the classes provide an overview of business regulation and licensing, free resources, financing, social media and branding, and the dos-and-don’ts of the industry. Registration for each section is $249.
The first section, Mobile Food Management 101: Concept and Plan, runs from 6-9 p.m. Sept 2-30; the second section, Mobile Food Management 102: Requirements, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4 and section three, Mobile Food Management 103: Design, Costing and Budgeting, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 9.
Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, which is offered through the College’s Corporate Solutions unit. Class sections are designed so they can be taken in any order.
Learn more or register today. For more information, call 215-496-6158 or email Corporate Solutions.
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