Flashback Friday: Train Your Food Truck Employees

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Every business owner needs a dream team, and that is especially the case for food truck business owners.

We realize that not every single employee is going to share your same passion for your food truck, but that’s not the point. The point is this: You hired your employees to do a job, and said job needs to be done every single time your employees show up for work.

Now, with that in mind, it is so important to find the right employees for your mobile kitchen business. After that, it’s just as important to train them properly, and in Flashback Friday fashion, we are going to go all the way back to Sept. 3, 2014 to help food truck owners in the training department.

On that day, FoodTruckr published an article titled How to Run a Food Truck 01: Train Your Food Truck Employees, and we are going to go back to that article in the form of a preview and a link. Check it out below.

Flashback Friday: Train Your Food Truck Employees

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How to Run a Food Truck 01: Train Your Food Truck Employees

Preview from the article:

Welcome to the first lesson of our second food truck business planning series: “How to Run a Food Truck.” We’re so excited to have you here!

Whether you’ve just hit the streets after following along with the “How to Start a Food Truck” series or you’ve already been rolling around town for awhile, we’ve got all kinds of valuable business strategies and inside industry tips to satisfy your appetite.

This series is designed especially with the brand new food truck owner in mind. If you’re still in the early stages of your business and you’re looking for ways to improve your daily operations, customer outreach, and long-term goals, then this is the series for you.

We’re going to focus on a new unit each month, starting with several lessons in September that will help you navigate your first weeks on the streets.

So, what’s up first on the menu? Training your employees so that you can make sure everyone on your team is on the same page when it comes to running your truck. Let’s begin by looking at one of the most important things you’ll need to teach your team members—the culture behind your food truck.

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One more sneak peek before giving out the link:

How to Train New Employees

Have you ever started a new job with a large company where you had to watch training videos, complete written exercises, and shadow a co-worker before you were allowed to start working on your own? While many small businesses adopt more informal training practices for their new employees in the name of efficiency, the larger companies actually have the right idea when it comes to multi-faceted approaches to learning.

See, many companies provide multiple types of training because people learn differently—and while a hands-on activity where you get to practice what you’ll actually be doing might be more helpful for you, someone else might learn how to complete the task better if they first spend some time reading about it or watching a video where someone else does the activity. So while going through the same lessons in multiple formats might seem a little repetitive, it’s actually a good way to make sure that everyone has access to the learning format that’s most useful for them.

Check out the entire article here.

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There is so much valuable information in this article that will do you wonders in the training department, so make sure to follow the link above and read the entire piece. Surely, your business will benefit in a big way if you take some of the information to heart, and add it to your own strategies.

Nonetheless, good luck finding the perfect employees for your food truck, and then training them to be all-stars after that!

If you liked this article, then we encourage you to share your feedback, advice, questions and/or stories below!

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