Three Tips for Hiring Recent Culinary School Graduates

Three Tips for Hiring Recent Culinary School Graduates

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Most food truck owners are now well versed in hiring Millennials  but many of these mobile businesses still have the chance of making avoidable mistakes. Most gaffes involve outdated hiring practices that alienate Generation Y. Here are three tips for reaching the top-performing culinary graduates of this generation:

  • Evaluate for potential, not experience. Culinary school students don’t yet have a wealth of resume experience. Seek out those who are passionate and a cultural fit with your food truck organization.
  • Highlight flexible work arrangements. Millennials care more about social and flexible work environments than high salaries (good thing for them). Entice them with perks like extra vacation time and flexible scheduling.
  • Show your culture. A good interview process should communicate the culture you have developed with your food truck business. If your organization has a youthful, innovative vibe, be sure to convey that (but don’t fake it).


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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