3 Ingredients To Create The Perfect Environment For Your Food Truck Employees

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Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world’s leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current role as President/CEO, Jeremy manages dozens of employees, interacts with clients, and maintains a healthy relationship with all of his business partners. Since Prestige, Jeremy has launched many other successful companies.

There are many different ways to create the perfect (better yet, ideal) environment for your food truck employees.

With that said, everyone’s situation is different, to say the least.

In hopes of helping food truck owners create their perfect environments at their mobile kitchens, make sure to add the three ingredients below into the mix.

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3 Ingredients To Create The Perfect Environment For Your Food Truck Employees

3.) Being A Great Manager And Leader

This one is so much easier said than done. After all, if you are too lenient, then your employees will take advantage of you; however, if you are too strict, then they won’t like you — it’s really that simple. Finding the perfect combination will lead to your employees not only respecting you … but it will also lead to them being able to have a good time at work.

This is one of the many different reasons why being a food truck owner is so tough, because being a great manager — and a leader at the same time — is a tall ask. You know, while being a great cook and business owner on top of that.

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2.) Having An Open Mind

If you want to create the perfect environment for your employees, and if you also want to be the best manager/boss you can possibly be, then you need to have an open mind. You need to see where your employees are coming from.

Not all of your employees are going to share the same exact passions as you, and some of them might just look at your food truck business as a job — nothing more. Of course, they are still going to show up for work and do a great job, but you need to be understandable with things like schedule requests.

You are running the show here, but you need to have an open mind with your employees, you need to see where they are coming from, you need to take their needs and wants into account (in some cases, that is, because you know what’s best for your business) and you just need to be a reasonable boss in general.

If you can do all of that (and so much more, of course), then you can create the perfect environment at your food truck business.

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1.) Simply Put, Making Things Fun

Since this is your passion, being at your food truck business should be fun for everyone involved, which includes your customers, your employees and yourself.

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Create an environment that you would want to work at. Create an environment that you are actually excited about going to every day.

That is how you create a fun environment for everyone involved. Add music, themed days — anything. The happier your employees are, the better their work will be (or that is at least the idea).

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