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Get Started in Your Mobile Food Business

  • West Business Development Center 345 N. Franklin St Fort Bragg United States (map)

How to Start Your Mobile Food Business

In the past five years, the Food Trucks industry has grown by 6.8% to reach revenue of $1bn in 2019 with the number of Food Truck businesses growing by 13.0%. Join the Food Truck revolution by opening your own Food Truck today. This workshop will teach you the basics of planning and operating an off-site catering and mobile food business. Sign up to start building your dream today.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • How to operate an off-site catering and mobile food business

  • Understanding labor laws, OSHA, and various operational standards for the industry

  • How location placement and menu choices can affect success

  • How to set up locations, and contracts

  • How to establish payment procedures and policies for culinary services

This workshop is taught by:

Nicholas Petti is a well-known restaurateur in Fort Bragg and head of instruction at Mendocino Community College’s Culinary Arts Management Program.  He is a leader in the culinary community winning acclaims and awards for his crab cakes every year in the Mendocino Crab and Wine Days, and countless community “Farm to Table” fundraisers. As a culinary arts instructor he introduces his students to traditional foods from around the world while introducing the most modern techniques and artfully created approaches.

Read more about this workshop on our blog.

*Please note we ask all workshop attendees to be in the classroom at their seats 10-15 minutes prior to class.

$30 General Admission
$25 Women in Business or Chamber members
$20 West Center Clients


In the event West BDC must cancel a workshop for any reason, all registered participants will be notified and 100% of the fee refunded.