Food Truck

Food Truck

Category: Service and Education


Express your creativity as a chef while learning how to open and operate your own culinary business or food truck.  Hennepin Technical College (HTC) now offers a Culinary Entrepreneur associate degree and certificates.  HTC offers the only food truck operator courses in the Minnesota State system.

The Culinary Entrepreneur options represent an expansion to HTC’s Culinary Arts program, which is ACF-accredited and ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Degree Information



Hands-on Learning

  • Students obtain classic culinary skills, create innovative flavor profiles, and learn how to own and operate a culinary or food truck business.
  • HTC has two commercial kitchens dedicated to student education and feature state-of-the art equipment, with simulated food truck  experiences.
  • An active Culinary Club allow students to hone their skills and provides leadership opportunities.


  • HTC has an overall 99% job placement rate and provides free career placement and networking opportunities.
  • Each month, renowned chefs visit campus to share their expertise with students.
  • Students learn in-demand skills such as food truck operations and small business management.

Options to fit your schedule

In just two years, students earn a Culinary Entrepreneur associate degree which prepares individuals to operate their own culinary business. We are the only college in Minnesota State to offer this associate degree.

For students who prefer a fast-track, students may earn a culinary-only certificate in eight months.

Scholarships and financial aid are available.


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