With the popularity of food trucks showing no signs of slowing, L’École Culinaire Academy has launched two new courses customized for those interested in starting their own mobile eateries.
The classes take place at three locations, including L’École Culinaire Academy (9200 Olive Boulevard), L’École Culinaire (9811 South Forty Drive) and in the L’Ecole Culinaire Food Truck, Le Food Truck.
The classes include:
The Culinary Entrepreneurship: This Food Truck course is designed for those with some experience in the food-service industry and interest in starting up their own food truck. The class is 50 hours of lecture and lab with L’Ecole Chef instructors. Topics covered include concept and menu development, customer service, basic marketing, equipment and truck selection, sales transaction management, licensing and permitting.
Culinary Entrepreneurship: Food Truck-Abridged is designed for those with years of food-service industry experience, a developed culinary concept and an interest in opening their own food truck business. The course is 16 hours and concentrates on the processes and preparation for hands on food truck operation while offering an overview of licensing and equipment challenges.
“A food truck gives culinarians and entrepreneurs affordable and immediate access to consumers,” says John Womick Dean of Culinary Studies for L’Ecole Culinaire. “St. Louis residents have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to try great food by supporting the food trucks in the area. This opportunity is not just for entrepreneurs avoiding the expense of having a brick-and-mortar location, but actual brick-and-mortar locations driving a larger crowd of fans into their restaurants.”
To view a full list of classes, schedules and for more information, visit lecole.edu or call 314.587.2433, or visit L’École Culinaire at 9811 South Forty Drive to speak with a representative about enrolling in the Food Truck courses.