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Organizational Chart and Structure for Food Truck Business

Do you need help to plan your food truck management structure? If YES, here is an organizational chart, job roles and description for a food truck business.

Most people who go into the mobile truck food business usually choose the business over the conventional restaurant business, simply because it is perhaps less expensive to manage especially when it comes to taking care of overhead and operational cost.

Management Structure

On the average, mobile food companies usually have 4 or 5 employees under their payroll. Because of the type of mobile food business brand that we intend building, we have been able to make provision for the following employees;

  1. Chief Operating Officer (Owner)
  2. Chef / Caterer
  3. Assistant Caterer
  4. Sales Girl
  5. Cashiers
  6. Driver
  7. Office Administrator

Food Truck Job Description and Responsibilities

Chief Operating Officer (owner):

  • Responsible for providing direction for the business
  • Creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction – i.e. leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy.
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the business
  • Responsible for fixing prices
  • Responsible for recruitment
  • Responsible for payment of salaries
  • Responsible for signing checks and documents on behalf of the company
  • Evaluates the success of the organization

Chef / Caterer /Cooks:

  • Responsible for preparing delicacies
  • Makes lists and budget for kitchen supplies
  • Oversee the entire kitchen staff
  • Responsible for training new cooks
  • Makes sure that the meals being whipped up tastes really good

Kitchen Assistant / Utility Staff:

  • Assist the chef/ cook in the kitchen
  • Ensures that all the needed cooking ingredients are in supply
  • Runs errand for the chef / cook and every member of the workforce
  • Ensures that the kitchen area of the truck is clean and hygienic at all times
  • Responsible for washing cooking pots, utensil and dishes when necessary
  • Assists in packaging food and snacks
  • Responsible for moving packed foods from the kitchen to the cubicle / point of sale
  • Ensures that various types of drinks are present in the fridge per time (get them replaced as soon as they are sold)
  • Any other duty as assigned by the line manager

Sales Girl:

  • Interfaces with our highly esteem customers
  • Collects orders and issues foods as demanded by customers after payment
  • Keeps proper records of daily sales and then reconcile with the cashier
  • Responsible for manning the fridge and every stuffs that are up for sale
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer


  • Receives payments on behalf of the company (POS, cash, mobile money et al)
  • Issues receipt to customers
  • Prepares financial report at the end of every working week
  • Handles all financial transaction on behalf of the company
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer


  • Responsible for driving the truck to sales venues and back to base
  • Ensures that the truck is in top shape at all times
  • Ensures that maintenance schedules for the truck are strictly followed
  • Responsible for renewing the vehicle license, insurance and any other documentation for the vehicle as at when due
  • Any other duty as assigned by the restaurant manager

Office Administrator:

  • Responsible for managing the daily activities of the back end office
  • Prepares payroll for the organization
  • Prepare monthly financial report for the organization
  • Interfaces with vendors and third party suppliers ( drink suppliers, raw food suppliers and maintenance team et al)
  • Responds to enquiries on behalf of the company
  • Handles phone calls for the company
  • Manage the company’s e-mail and website
  • Interfaces with our bankers (lodgment of cash, checks and bank drafts et al)
  • Responsible for payment of tax, levies and utility bills
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer