Did you know that we are about to start a small side project on our site that talks about other types of restaurants? We call it Bistro Buddies!
We thought we’d get started in the food truck space, as it’s SO popular right now! And, a lot of these things will be applicable to your Bistro as well, so dig in!
Food Truck 101
There are a number of food truck owners and workers who are literally jailed inside their grub-mobile from before breakfast to well after lunch and beyond. Being inside of these tight quarters for that long can really take their toll if you aren’t careful.
Here’s a couple of tips of how to keep it together and keep the truck rolling even when you just want to get the heck out:
Love Who You Work With
Alright, well that may be a stretch, but you should be able to tolerate them at least. It is impossible to stay that close to someone for that long when you can’t stand them. Small arguments will pop up from time to time, which should be squashed as quickly as possible. If there is a real personality clash, it may just be time to start looking for a new truck to dole out food from.
Wear Cozy Shoes
Sore feet means sharp tongue. Alright, so I just made that up, but you know it’s true. When your feet hurt everything hurts and you turn into a crabby food server. Flat shoes with plenty of support are a must have when you are going to be on the food truck all day.
Dress in Layers
You’re going to feel hot, than you’ll be cold. And then you will get hot again. Dress in layers so that you can add or take off as the temperature changes.
Keep a Brush on Board
Admit it, you eat while working. A little bite here, another snack there. This picking shows on your breath. Keep an electric tooth brush (we like the Braun line), toothpaste and floss on board the truck at all times so that your onion breath isn’t scaring away the customers (need savings? Check out the best prices on www.waterflosserhq.com).
Wash Your Face
Washing your face every couple of hours will help you feel refreshed and look better. There is a lot of grease in the air on that truck and you should be washing it off as often as possible.
During those slow times do some easy stretches to keep your blood moving. Rotate your torso, pull your arms behind your back and pull your knees up to your stomach. This gets the metabolism going to give you the energy you need to keep on cooking.
Keep things interesting during the day. Make bets with your co-worker on how many of type of sandwich you are going to sell. Or how many customers say a certain funny phrase. This type of game just involves a quick hash tag on a paper so it shouldn’t take away from your work.
You have a long day in front of you inside of tight quarters. Start your mornings off with a positive outlook and follow the above steps, and you should still being feeling fine at quitting time.