- Critical thinking
These are the kinds of skills that are not only critical for food truck ownership to have, but also the individuals you look to hire. These traits show how quickly one can adapt and innovate.
Unfortunately many employees are lacking in these critical skills. In fact, 50% to 60% of managers feel the majority of their workers are at best average in these skills.
These are skills you should look for when hiring, but remember that they can be developed in employees too.
While experienced workers are much more likely to have these skills than recent culinary graduates, it’s easier to develop them in students and recent graduates than it is to develop them in experienced workers.
One-on-one coaching and mentoring are by far the most effective ways of developing these traits in your food truck employees, so a mentoring program that pairs you or trusted senior employees with junior ones could be well worth the time and effort.