New River Community and Technical College Launches “Starting a Mobile Food Service Operation” Course

[BLUEFIELD, WV] New River Community and Technical College is excited to announce the launch of its new course, “Starting a Mobile Food Service Operation,” designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential knowledge and skills needed to successfully launch and manage a mobile food business. The course will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The mobile food industry presents a unique opportunity for those looking to break into the culinary world. However, starting a mobile food service operation can be challenging without the right guidance and understanding of the foundational principles. This course will delve into the “3 Cs of Mobile Food Service” – Concept, Construction, and Compliance – each critical to the success of a mobile food service entrepreneur.

Course Highlights:

  • Concept Development: Learn how to develop a compelling and unique mobile food service concept that differentiates you in a competitive market.
  • Construction Considerations: Gain insights into selecting the appropriate type of food truck or trailer to meet your budget and operational needs.
  • Compliance Requirements: Understand local and state regulations to ensure compliance with food safety standards and licensing requirements.

Course Goals and Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the key components of a successful mobile food service operation concept.
  2. Compare and contrast different types of food trucks or trailers based on cost and operational needs.
  3. Apply knowledge of local and state regulations to ensure compliance with food safety standards and licensing requirements.

Instructor Information: The course will be led by Daniel Groves, Program Manager for Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Culinary Arts at New River Community and Technical College. Daniel brings over 25 years of experience in the culinary industry, having worked in various aspects of food service from fast food to fine dining, and owning his own restaurant and catering business. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and is passionate about regenerative farming, gardening, and sustainability.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

·      Location: Raleigh Street Cinema

534 Raleigh Street

Bluefield, WV 24701

  • Cost: $75.00
  • Preregistration Deadline: July 9, 2024

Who Should Attend: The course is open to anyone interested in starting a mobile food business, including students, employees, and the community. No prior experience is necessary, making it accessible to all aspiring entrepreneurs.

Registration Information: Preregistration is required by July 9, 2024. For more information or to register, please visit New River CTC Workforce page or contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101 or via email at

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Mykah F. Price

Director of Communications

New River Community and Technical College

Phone: 304-929-5450

New River Community and Technical College is committed to providing accessible, affordable education and workforce training. The college serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia, offering a variety of programs online and at multiple campuses, including Beaver, Ghent, Hinton, Lewisburg, Marlinton, Princeton, and Summersville.