A Typical Day in the Life of a Food Truck Owner

The Food Truck business is a challenging but fun experience. If you have the passion for it, all the work will be like a stroll in the park. Roundup believes that to create a successful Food Truck business, one need’s to develop a culture of hard work and perseverance.

Take a look into an exciting day in the life of a Food Truck owner. (Keep in mind that one’s schedule will look different if one serves on a different service time, such as breakfast or lunch.)

9 a.m. to noon

Food Truck owners are expected to be awake already at this time, they will be very busy going over their calendar of events and planning out their day. After meeting for 30 minutes the team members, the Food Truck should be ready to drive to its meet-up location, the commercial kitchen.

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Food Truck owners will meet their team to discuss notes, daily specials, and suggestions from lessons learned the previous day. The team should share with everyone what they’ve heard overnight from local news and from customers and competitors. Sharing this information keeps everyone in the loop, part of the team, and, in most cases, in high spirits.

12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

During this time, the team goes to the market and bakery or to inventory the food shipments that have been delivered. After getting the food needed for the truck, everyone heads to the commercial kitchen to chop fruits and vegetables, blend the sauces, and grill the meat (if it’s part of the menu).

Those team members not involved in the food preparation will organize the truck to ready it for the work night, fire up their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat accounts to notify followers of the truck’s location(s), and conduct another round of correspondence and phone calls.

5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time to head to the “office”; The Food Truck should now be ready to go to the location / event.

6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

It’s show time! The moment has come to open the doors and windows, practice the trade, and make their mark on the community. When the Food Truck reaches the destination and a line of people are already at the curb, the sight is both invigorating and energizing.

It’s invigorating because the brand already has loyal followers who have found the truck location and are waiting to be served a meal from the heart. It’s energizing because the team needs to park and start cooking quickly so the customers won’t be waiting too long.

Now is when the Food Truck team must enjoy the job; now is the point where they’ll have the chance in engaging to their customers, get real-time feedback and promote the brand in a much more personal manner.

 2:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The event is over and the Food Truck has made its way back to the commercial kitchen. The team will clean out the truck and wash it down so it’s ready for the next shift.

Make sure to store the food and lock up the truck. After it, the team can finally head home.

On the trip home, the Food Truck owners can reflect back on the day and be very thankful for the success of the event and after a final round of reading e-mails and listening to phone messages, the workday is over, only to start again tomorrow.

For more information on how to get your Food Truck, Roundup Food Trucks services is open for all food service businesses – newly formed or established ones, to partner in food services for their specific customer groups. Interested businesses and individuals can visit our website www.roundup.ae or submit proposals of their respective business concepts at info@roundup.ae or call us at 04-514-9488 for more information.