Middle school students are developing an appetite for business on food trucks.
According to technology teacher Rebecca Reeb, the activity is “a real project to get them thinking outside of the box. They learn about entrepreneurship, starting a business, working as a team and learning how to engineer and design a product.”
Deanna Bennett is vice president of the student council. “Starting a food truck business is harder than I thought,” she said. She learned about some of the guidelines for food truck owners such as staying a certain distance from other trucks and restaurants with similar items and the amount of time the trucks are allowed to be stationary.
The owner of Las Chicas Food truck, Stephanie Morales, said that the experience for the students was important.
“For them (the students) to walk inside the truck and see it themselves and ask good questions, ‘How do you move in such a tight space? Does it get really hot in there?’ means that they get the real feel of it,” Morales said.