Food truck competition helps feed Brightline riders

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Written by Abraham Galvan on December 27, 2022.


Food truck competition helps feed Brightline riders

Commuters visiting the Miami Central Station on the Brightline can experience the concept of a food truck owned by a local minority.

In partnership with Miami-Dade College (MDC) and the Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA), Brightline launched its semester-wide program in September. start-up funds.

The 14-week initiative engaged 17 participants on how to start and run a food truck business. He was the only three chefs selected among those attendees and is currently stationed in a food truck in the parking lot of MiamiCentral Station at 600 NW First Ave.

The three award-winning culinary concepts, available every week until 4pm, include Ty’s Hometown Café and Bistro Food Truck, created by Tywanda DuPont. 13 Pirates Eat was written by Clarence Davis and ZOEMANGetItandGo was written by Nancy Guerrier.

Brightline President Patrick Goddard said:

Participants were judged by a panel of industry experts who selected the winners based on business plans detailing dishes, menus, marketing strategies, truck designs, and final cooking demonstrations.

Program participants received lessons in food safety and hygiene, business operations, marketing, restaurant service, kitchen skills and entrepreneurship. They took industry-recognized exams offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute.

Shelly Fano, president of the Miami Culinary Institute, part of Miami-Dade College, said: “In addition to the great food they serve, these entrepreneurs also have the potential to bring jobs to their communities.”

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