Food Truck 101 (Spanish)

In partnership with Centro Latino, this course is offered in Spanish.

Do you enjoy cooking? Have you ever considered opening a restaurant? Consider opening a food truck!

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements, overcome common obstacles and to measure your success.

Bonus: This course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck operators and the opportunity to cook and operate on Curbside Urban Cuisine-Bates Technical College’s  Mobile Teaching Truck.

You will learn:

  • The unique laws and regulations for food trucks
  • How to launch a mobile food business
  • Best practices in operating, marketing and branding a mobile food business
  • Some basic commercial cooking skills

Dates: Register before May 4! Saturdays, May 12 – June 9, 2018,  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Centro Latino, 1208 S 10th Street, Tacoma, 98405

To register, please call 253.680.7402 or register online using the info below. 

4050, Centro Latino, Saturday, 5/12-6/9, 9:30a-12:30p, Free

Download flyer in English and Spanish (pdf).

Registration for continuing education classes is done by mail or over the phone using a MasterCard or Visa by calling 253.680.7402. Online registration will be complete after payment is made over the phone with a MasterCard or Visa.

Continuing Education classes are self-supported; therefore, Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. If your withdrawal notification is given at least one business day prior to the first day of class, or the class is canceled, you will receive a 100 percent refund. Bates reserves the right to cancel, reschedule class times and/or dates, or change instructors. We will notify you only if class is canceled.


Item #, Location, Room, Day, Date, Time, Hours/Credits, tuition

  • OL- Online
  • BCC- Central/Mohler Campus
  • BDC- Downtown Campus
  • BSC- South Campus