How to Hire Former Food Truck Staff Members

How to Hire Former Food Truck Staff Members

Your former food truck employees can often make successful rehires — they are known quantities and are familiar with your mobile food business’ unique culture. But bringing a former employee back needs to be done thoughtfully:

  • Do your due diligence. You may assume you know what you’re getting when hiring back former employees. But, you should go through a rigorous interview and screening process — just as you would for a new candidate — to be sure the returning employee is truly qualified for the job at hand.
  • Communicate. Be sure the rest of your staff, especially those employees who were candidates for the position, knows the reasons for bringing back the employee.
  • Brief the returning employee. The employee will need to know what the current situation is at the company, with special attention paid to what has changed since their departure.


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.


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