Mobile Food Management Program — Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship

Mobile Food Management Program — Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship

The food truck concept has become an influential segment in the food service industry. The evolution of food trucks and food carts are positively benefitting owners, customers and the communities where they operate. Mobile Food Management program at Community College of Philadelphia will help guide you through the steps of planning, starting and maintaining a food truck or food cart.                                                             

Required Textbook

Students are required to purchase the following textbook prior to the first day of class: The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business, David Weber. ISBN: 978-1118208816

text: The Grilled Cheese ScholarshipThe Grill Cheese Scholarship

Students who complete the Mobile Food Management program will be considered for a scholarship opportunity sponsored by The Grill Cheese, a leading Philadelphia-based food truck vendor. This scholarship will pay for the student to take the ServSafe Food Safety Certification workshop at Community College of Philadelphia. All food handling requires that an individual with Food Safety Certification be present during the operation of a food service business. This additional certification will help you move forward with operating your mobile food business. 

Workshop Descriptions

Mobile Food Management: Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship

24 hours; Fee: $374
Location: Main Campus, Pavilion P2-18
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 2019
6 - 9 p.m.
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This workshop provides the fundamentals of owning and operating a food truck or cart. It familiarizes you with the tools needed to formulate a food truck concept and turn it into a standardized plan. The focus is on menu planning, truck/cart design and location, federal/state/local regulations, and licenses and permits. Learn to design, cost and budget for a mobile food unit, while developing the necessary skills for succeeding in the foodservice segment of mobile food ownership. Case studies, field trips and established food truck businesses all aid you in designing your own mobile food unit.

“The Mobile Food Program was an insightful and knowledgeable experience about an increasingly popular, yet often overlooked, part of the hospitality industry. I was able to narrow down numerous, broad and sometimes unrealistic ideas into one focused (hopefully), profitable business plan!”                

      Michael Howard,  Mobile Food Management Certificate