Calling Out Your Food Truck Superstars

Calling Out Your Food Truck Superstars

Some of your food truck’s most valuable employees are those who contribute far beyond their pay or title.

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Keep an eye out for these individuals so you can find them, cultivate their talents, and set them up as examples for your current and future staff members.

Here are three characteristics to look for:

  • Focus on results. Because they concentrate on the outcomes rather than the process, they know when to break rules — and it’s not to be rebellious.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Despite their titles, these food truck superstars lead through influence. And they gain that sway by connecting with employees and customers.
  • Demonstrate high integrity. They are consistent in their actions and words. Should a conflict arise, others on the truck look to them for guidance.


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.