The National Food Truck Association now offers consulting services to individuals or companies entering the Mobile Food Industry. Whether you are looking to launch a new successful food truck concept, interested in starting your town’s first commissary, or you want help increasing profitability in your current mobile vending business, our National team covers a broad spectrum of services to help you reach your goals. From a 90-minute conversation to a full hands-on consulting project, don’t hesitate to contact our panel of experts and we will designate the right professional for your business needs.
Consulting works best when you have a little background on the industry.
Before getting started, please watch the tutorials. Watch the food truck tutorial and the fire safety video. I recommend also purchasing the Food Truck Handbook by David Weber.
For regulatory questions, the enforcement agencies that issue your permits are the best source of information. Always get the name and email from anyone that gives you information so you can hold them accountable.
Health Permits are usually County issued. Bigger cities will have their own health departments.
– This is a permit to serve food. The HD only cares about food safety
Business licenses/vendor permits/peddlers permits: Unless your region is unincorporated this will be City issued. Any info you receive, get names and email addresses from inspectors and clerks to refer back to them if someone gives you different information or requirements.
– This permit is to SELL food. They don’t deal with food safety, just collecting taxes and permit fees. They’ll also be able to tell you where your truck can park and sell
Fire Departments: A fire department sign off is necessary in some jurisdictions. They’ll be looking at fire suppression systems, gas lines and safety valves.
Consulting is typically expensive. We try to provide you with resources so you can save money and time. The trick is getting launched without having to spend a lot on information you can find for yourself. The more you work through the process, the more independent you’ll be. Once you watch the tutorials and go through the book, you’ll have a better idea of the questions you need to ask. Being prepared for a consultant (if you ultimately decide you still need one) will save you money AND a whole lot of time.
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