Food Truck Startup 101

Food trucks offer a dynamic and flexible alternative to a traditional restaurant and can also serve as a stepping stone to restaurant ownership. Discover how to develop your business from scratch, gain know-how on regulatory requirements, build a strong brand identity, cultivate a loyal following of customers, and earn revenue.

As a bonus, on the final class date, you will hear from a panel of experienced food truck operators who will share their insights and real-world experiences. Learn from their triumphs and setbacks, gaining valuable insights that will help shape your own food truck journey.

Put your food truck on the road to success – APPLY TODAY!


  • Mon. Jan. 08 from 6-8:45 pm
  • Wed. Jan. 10 from 6-8:45 pm
  • Wed. Jan. 17 from 6-8:45 pm
  • Mon. Jan. 22 from 6-8:45 pm
  • Wed. Jan. 24 from 6-7:30 pm

Spots are limited and participants must commit to attending all training sessions.

Headshot, Chef Ernie AdlerRobert “Ernie” Adler
 is the Owner and Head Smokemaster of  Ernie’s Smokehouse BBQ. He has been operating Ernie’s Smokehouse for more than 18 years providing a diverse range of cuisines, notably his award-winning traditional and upscale BBQ.

Ernie’s passion and knowledge in the food industry is second to none. He has been a familiar face on WBTV-CBS news and WCNC-NBC’s Charlotte Today Show where he breaks down the art of grilling.  Ernie believes in helping others succeed in the culinary scene and in addition to teaching private grilling lessons he also instructs Food Truck Startup 101 through local community colleges.

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