By Caitlin Wilson | NBC Right Now
PASCO, WA.- If you’ve been looking for a new restaurant to try you’ve probably gone down to Food Truck Fridays in Pasco, but the food isn’t the only thing you’ll be able to try. Pasco Specialty Kitchen is teaching people how to start and run their own mobile food trucks.
In the Tri Cities you don’t have to go far to find great food. Food Truck Fridays in Pasco has turned out to be more than a little successful.
“Food trucks are really catching on and they have such delicious food and you can get such a great variety in such a small place,” Emily Maloney, a frequent Food Truck Friday patron told us.
Like wise first timer Justin Henning told us it’s great to have something like it in the area, “Taco trucks are probably my favorite place to eat, and I think I’ve hit every single one in the whole Tri-Cities.”
It’s become so successful the city is looking to expand, they need more vendors and Pasco Specialty Kitchen is looking to help.
“Pasco specialty kitchen’s mission is to help incubate small businesses, part of our effort is to increase the amount of restaurants and restaurant recruitment downtown,” Executive Director of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority, Michael Goins told us.
Food Truck Fridays was their first effort to do that, now they’ll be offering a six week class for people hungry for a spot in the food truck business.
“We have experience in marketing, in restaurant management, and different types of providers who have already had experience in the industry so we can put out a better product and see these businesses succeed,” Goins said.
They told us the class welcomes anyone from food truck wanna-bes to restaurant owners, and regulars down at Food Truck Friday’s all agree, the more food the better.
“Here in the heart of Pasco there’s really no place to eat there’s like three or four restaurants in the whole place unless you want fast food,” Justin Henning told us, and similarly Emily Maloney said she’s excited for more to come around, “We really support what downtown pasco is trying to do we like that it’s a great family thing we can do.”
The classes start next weekend on Saturday, it goes from 10:00 AM to to 12:00 PM. The class is $225 a person and $50 for any additional person. You can register online at www.downtownpasco.com.