Serving Tampa Bay Area
"Gulf to Bay is the Way"
Gulf to Bay
Food Truck Association
By forming this organization we can speak with one voice to address and hopefully alleviate the concerns of the various elements in the community. By creating a single representative entity, we hope to make it possible to work with local governments, merchants associations and others to ensure our presence is a positive experience for all involved.
Provide a single point of contact for those who wish to discuss any aspect of our businesses and to work to develop and maintain positive relations with all concerned.
Create a code of behavior for the food truck industry to ensure that we are good neighbors and a benefit to our communities.
Work cooperatively with municipalities and governmental bureaucracies to review codes, ordinances, procedures and enforcement so that they better address the realities of our industry and not try to apply out-dated and inapplicable rules to this novel and dynamic business model.
Develop a system of mentoring new operators so they can become positive additions to this new culinary movement.
Create a system of addressing issues that may arise from our presence and develop equitable solutions to resolve any problems in the food truck industry.
Provide a point of contact for members of the community who wish to avail themselves of the services our members.
Mentoring & Consulting
Think you might want to own your own food truck?
Before you even begin to think you want to own your own truck:
- Research, research, research and then research some more!
- Ask to be an intern on someone's truck (yes not paid!)
- Look up the National Food Truck Association website
- Check out www.MobileFoodnews.com
- Buy the book "Food Trucks for Dummies"
- And then research some more!!!
CHOOSING YOUR CONCEPT
FOOD TRUCK BASICS
TRUCK VS. TRAILER
MARKETING / SOCIAL MEDIA