Mobile Food Vendors
Start your own mobile food vending business?
We have helped hundreds start mobile food vending businesses through our proven mobile food vendor program. The program is open to all Oakland and Bay Area residents. Whether you want to start your own food truck, taco truck, sell fresh fruits or gourmet meals on wheels, we want to help you succeed. Not only do we teach you the ropes, we guide you every step of the way.
Get rolling in less than one month!
We know people are eager to get out there and start earning decent money, which is why we’ve created a quick start program that involves a lot of hands-on training. With La Placita’s Mobile Food Vendor program, you will learn all you need to know about this highly profitable micro-business in a short period of time. The program includes detailed crash courses on:
- Taxation and licensing issues
- Preparing food for public consumption
- public health policies
- your LEGAL rights as a mobile food vendor
We also offer an additional marketing quick course on how to start a mobile food cart business, where you’ll also discover trade secrets of how and where to sell your food. You might ask yourself: how can I start my own food truck business and be successful?
Become part of a greater force
La Placita’s founder, Emilia Otero, began organizing local ‘push-cart’ vendors over 10 years ago. A decade later, the association is hundreds strong and most pioneering vendors have surpassed their own expectation in many ways. As a participant of La Placita’s mobile food vendor program, you become part of a well organized association of entrepreneurs that stand together and grow together, as one solid force.
Count on our full support even after you’ve completed the program!
Once you complete the mobile food vendor program, you will be ready to start and maintain your own mobile food vendor business with a minimal overhead. We offer a full support package that includes:
- Full access to a health certified commercial kitchen for a small daily-use fee
- Mobile Food Vending License
- Health Department Certification
- Tax Preparation assistance
- Mentoring and Consulting