10 Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Your Food Truck Staff

10 Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Your Food Truck Staff

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To achieve a purpose-fueled, engaged food truck staff, you should resist a one-size-fits-all approach to inspiring your employees. Instead, make an effort to help each of your employee recognize the importance of his or her job and how it contributes to your mobile food company’s success.

Here are 10 tips that can help.

  • Make job descriptions goal-specific.
  • Link incentives to results.
  • Explain in detail why a task was done well.
  • Give praise when it’s really deserved.
  • Give all employees the chance to achieve.
  • Gradually increase responsibilities.
  • Help workers align personal goals with business ones.
  • Convey the big picture.
  • Listen emphatically.
  • Allow freedom for creativity.


Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.