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FOOD CART SALES: More Rewarding Than Being Cooped Up In A Store

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Raj shares his story about selling Chai tea from a cart in a busy part of downtown. He talks about how he got involved on this career path and provides advice to anyone who might be interested in sales but doesn't want to be cooped up in a store all day.

Job Title: Food Cart Vendor

Job Summary: Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Job Description

Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Long hours, Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Strength/stamina, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Culinary Arts
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<span m='13580'>batches,</span> <span m='14326'>put</span> <span m='14700'>them</span> <span m='14910'>all</span> <span m='15110'>into</span> <span m='15320'>our</span> <span m='15380'>containers</span> <span m='15890'>and</span> <span m='15980'>then</span> <span m='16590'>drive them</span> <span m='16900'>downtown.</span> <span m='17430'>And</span> <span m='17775'>sell</span> <span m='18120'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='19490'>I</span> <span m='19580'>worked</span> <span m='19860'>at</span> <span m='20510'>various</span> <span m='20910'>different</span> <span m='21290'>retail</span> <span m='21890'>places,</span> <span m='22970'>clothing</span> <span m='23240'>stores,</span> <span m='23650'>bike</span> <span m='23870'>stores.</span> <span m='24880'>Then</span> <span m='25020'>I</span> <span m='25090'>got</span> <span m='25860'>a</span> <span m='25980'>job</span> <span m='26330'>at</span> <span m='26720'>different</span> <span m='27130'>food</span> <span m='27290'>cart.</span> <span m='27690'>And</span> <span m='28090'>I</span> <span m='28140'>really</span> <span m='28400'>enjoyed</span> <span m='28840'>being</span> <span m='29060'>in</span> <span m='29110'>the</span> <span m='29180'>kitchen,</span> <span m='30330'>working</span> <span m='31110'>on</span> <span m='31300'>the</span> <span m='31380'>streets</span> <span m='31780'>with</span> <span m='31880'>people,</span> <span m='33180'>serving</span> <span m='33490'>food.</span> <span m='34700'>I</span> <span m='34800'>think</span> <span m='34930'>it</span> <span m='34990'>makes</span> <span m='35190'>people</span> <span m='35310'>a</span> <span m='35380'>little</span> <span m='35580'>bit</span> <span m='35700'>happier</span> <span m='36050'>than just</span> <span m='36320'>buying</span> <span m='36630'>clothes</span> <span m='36950'>or shoes.</span> </p><p><span m='37610'>The</span> <span m='37700'>only</span> <span m='37860'>thing</span> <span m='38020'>that's</span> <span m='38700'>been</span> <span m='39040'>different,</span> <span m='39810'>or</span> <span m='39950'>the</span> <span m='40040'>most</span> <span m='40330'>different,</span> <span m='40840'>has</span> <span m='41000'>been</span> <span m='41380'>actually</span> <span m='41700'>being</span> <span m='41950'>in the kitchen.</span> <span m='42670'>Being</span> <span m='42860'>behind</span> <span m='43210'>the</span> <span m='43280'>scenes,</span> <span m='43790'>making</span> <span m='44140'>it--</span> <span m='44655'>it's</span> <span m='44960'>a</span> <span m='45020'>lot</span> <span m='45200'>more</span> <span m='45340'>hectic</span> <span m='45720'>than</span> <span m='46450'>it</span> <span m='46620'>seems.</span> <span m='48178'>But</span> <span m='48662'>other</span> <span m='49146'>than that,</span> <span m='49630'>once I'm</span> <span m='49860'>out</span> <span m='50170'>of the</span> <span m='50220'>kitchen</span> <span m='50540'>and on</span> <span m='50650'>the</span> <span m='50700'>streets,</span> <span m='51060'>it's</span> <span m='51190'>a</span> <span m='51240'>lot</span> <span m='51440'>more</span> <span m='51600'>relaxing.</span> </p><p><span m='52890'>My</span> <span m='53050'>advice</span> <span m='53340'>for</span> <span m='53450'>anyone</span> <span m='53690'>that</span> <span m='53820'>wants</span> <span m='54100'>to</span> <span m='55180'>do</span> <span m='55530'>sales,</span> <span m='56320'>food</span> <span m='56520'>sales,</span> <span m='57140'>any kind of</span> <span m='57350'>sales</span> <span m='57600'>on</span> <span m='57690'>the</span> <span m='57740'>streets</span> <span m='58210'>outside</span> <span m='59190'>is--</span> <span m='60140'>if</span> <span m='60290'>you</span> <span m='60440'>think</span> <span m='60690'>you</span> <span m='60770'>might</span> <span m='60950'>like</span> <span m='61160'>it,</span> <span m='61340'>just</span> <span m='61520'>try it.</span> <span m='61880'>Because</span> <span m='63540'>it's</span> <span m='64709'>a</span> <span 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