JAMESTOWN, NC – Guilford Technical Community College is offering culinary arts students a competitive edge in the growing market of food trucks.
In the fall, GTCC will offer a mobile catering and food truck management diploma.
“We want them to learn how to safely produce food on a food truck and how to be safe when going down the road on a food truck,” said LJ Rush, culinary instructor and lead food truck instructor.
GTCC invested in a food truck last fall – The GTCC Green Machine. The food truck doesn’t operate as a business because the food isn’t sold.
Instead, the food truck is used as a mobile learning lab.
“We’re here to help the industry grow. We’re not in competition with any food truck, matter of fact, we go around and do demos and samples,” Rush said.
Students who are currently in the culinary program see the diploma as a real boost for a resume.
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