3 Tips For Delegating Work At Your Food Truck

Messenger Marketing

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 tips, tactics and tricks food truck owners can incorporate when delegating work.

However, if you’re new to this whole giving-up-tasks-and-handing-them-to-your-employees method, then we encourage you to incorporate the three delegating tips below.

These delegated tasks can be anything from purchasing inventory to posting on social media — the choice is yours, and it really just depends on what you can and can’t handle and what your employees can and can’t handle, as well as what you’re willing to delegate.

Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: 6 Free Social Media Tools to Get People Talking About Your Food Truck.

3 Tips For Delegating Work At Your Food Truck

  • Once You Let The Task Go … Let It Go
  • Track Progress, Give Feedback And Try Not To Micromanage Too Much
  • Show Appreciation With Incentives

3.) Once You Let The Task Go … Let It Go

As a perfectionist, business owner and a person who’s simply passionate about his/her food truck, it’s hard to let a task go.

Just remember, you’re giving away a task to free up your schedule so you can ideally focus on more important things or work less, and you’re also doing this to give your employees more responsibilities.

You May Also Like...  3 Expansion Scenarios Food Truck Owners Can — And Should — Shoot For

In the beginning, you, of course, want to give clear and precise instructions. After that, you have to trust your employee with the task. Staring over his/her shoulder won’t be beneficial for anyone involved.

So, once you delegate a task, let it go — it’s now the employee’s task to handle.

Looking to take your food truck business to the next level? If so, then The Food Truck Growth Kit has your name written all over it!

2.) Track Progress, Give Feedback And Try Not To Micromanage Too Much

While you don’t want to be caught looking over your employee’s shoulder, you still have to track progress and give feedback — when necessary. After all, you need to make sure things are getting done and in a timely fashion.

Whether it’s a weekly or monthly basis — you’re the business owner, so it’s your call — you have to track progress and give feedback. That’s the only way people (and your business) are going to improve.

At the same time, and going off of the point above, try not to micromanage too much. Sure, you might have done the delegated task a certain way when you were doing it, but let your employees try their own methods. What works for one person … might not work for the next.

Looking for Food Trucks For Sale? Check out this link for more details!

RELATED: 3 Ways To Not Go Through The Motions In The Food Truck Industry

1.) Show Appreciation With Incentives

We’re not saying you should give your employees a raise or bonus every single time they do their job, but you also shouldn’t put more work on their plate without bringing in some form of incentive.

You May Also Like...  How A Food Truck Business Owner Can Conquer The Last Four Months Of The Year

While an employee will likely be thrilled to take on more responsibilities at first, this same employee could feel underpaid and underappreciated if he/she is working more hours and receiving the same paychecks as before.

Whether it’s a raise, a bonus, equity, saying “good job” or simply letting an employee off of work early (or giving your employee more vacation time), you should reward your employee for the extra work you put on said employee’s plate.

Want to learn how to build a subscriber list for your food truck business? One of our managing partners here at FoodTruckr has put together an AMAZING FREE GUIDE that will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Messenger Marketing! Click here to get your free guide.

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

To dig your teeth into what FoodTruckr has to offer, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and also make sure to check out more content that we bring to the table.

Recently on FoodTruckr

Where Does Your Food Truck Insurance Dollar Go? It probably seems like you pay a lot of money for your food truck insurance. You might be wondering where your hard-earned dollars are going when you pay your insurance every month or year... Our i...
5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for 2015 2014 was our first full year here in business at FoodTruckr, and we have to say—what an incredible year it’s been! From the debut of our “How to Start a Food Truck” series to having an episode of the ...
Business Bites: Nifty Napkins, WiFi on the Go, and IFTTT Recipes Today I'm going to hit you with a couple quick articles, and then I'm going to dig deep into our App of the Week. This week's app is an intuitive intersection of time-saver and social media powerhouse...
FS014- What You Need to Know about Your Truck with Felix and Scott from KitchensOnWheels.com In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we welcome Felix and Scott from Kitchens On Wheels, a company that has been helping build food trucks for over a decade! We talk about a lot of important t...
Do Smart Spenders Save In The End When Purchasing A Food Truck? Editor’s Note: Today, we interrupt our regular blog schedule to bring you a guest post from Christopher Adams, the Director of Business and Development at Prestige Food Trucks. In this new article, Ch...
Throwback Thursday: Things We’re Grateful For This Thanksgiving First off, happy Thanksgiving, FoodTruckrs! We hope you have an awesome day, one that is filled with cherished moments with friends and family members. There is so much to be thankful for in the...
10 Articles That Will Help FoodTruckrs Finish 2018 On A Strong Note It's not always easy to finish the year off on a strong note, especially if 2018 has thrown its fair share of obstacles your way. Nonetheless, we hope the collection of articles below can help you ...
How Food Truck Owners Should Approach Their 2018 Goals The secret to goals: Doing whatever works for you. Yes, while it is in most people's best interest to create a goal that is measurable and reasonable (yet challenging), and then attaching a deadlin...
FS006- From Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant with Brett from BC Tacos In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we chat with Brett Chiavari from BC Tacos, one of the most popular food trucks to reign South Florida! He's also recently opened up a brick and mortar rest...
How to Run a Food Truck 08: Show Customers How Much You Care FoodTruckrs, can you believe it? The second unit of our “How to Run a Food Truck” series is coming to a close today! All month long, we’ve been showing you how to satisfy customers with great food, fa...
How Food Truck Owners Can Practice Gratitude Living in the moment and being grateful for what you have is a trending topic nowadays and that's for good reason. After all, if you can't be grateful for what you have now, then it's going to be t...
When Should Food Truck Owners Set Goals? 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...
Flashback Friday: A Look Back At FoodTruckr’s First Article Of 2017 In this week's edition of Flashback Friday, we are going to go back to the first of the year. That's right, we are going to take a look at our first article of 2017. Here's the title of it: Lessons...
Why Restaurant Franchises Should Consider Entering The Food Truck Industry 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...
Food Truck Owners Need To Give It Everything They’ve Got In 2018 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...

About the Author

FoodTruckr

FoodTruckr is the #1 online destination for current and aspiring food truck owners looking to succeed in the mobile food industry. Self described “food truck devotees,” the FoodTruckr team enjoys reading about successful entrepreneurs, salivating over photos of burritos on Twitter, and long walks through food truck parks. Chat with FoodTruckr on Facebook or check out the FoodTruckr School podcast for more awesome tips to level up your business.

Love it? Share it: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter