January 9, 2018 1 min to read

How to Start a Food Truck with Andres Velez

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier


Andres Velez is the owner of Pig Latin Food Truck. He served six years as a cook in the Army and completed two tours in Iraq. After completing his time in the service, he attended and graduated Culinary school to pursue his dreams. His culinary influences are largely Latin American and International cuisine. He works with his wife who was born and raised in Colorado Springs. Together they serve food with Latin-American, Asian and Polynesian influences. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Why Andres and his wife started a food truck 
  • Getting the food truck 
  • Andres’ experience as an Army chef and in culinary school 
  • Working together with his wife 
  • The weekly food truck schedule 
  • Plans to open a new restaurant 
  • The menu at Pig Latin Food Truck 
  • Learning common errors of business owners 
  • Volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters 
  • Using a commissary in conjunction with a food truck 

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