About Our Food Incubator

Whether you are an aspiring food entrepreneur, food truck operator, creative chef or local food pioneer, you will learn how to operate a food truck from A to Z and have the opportunity to test an existing concept.  

We are experts at working with food entrepreneurs, having incubated hundreds of aspiring individuals like you at our Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises located at 310 S. 48 Street, Philadelphia.

You're in ServSafe hands!

Benefits for You

  • Fully Operational Food Truck
  • Training and Support on Beefsteak Concept
  • Certificate of Occupancy and Health Permits from City of Philadelphia
  • Shared Revenue Model during the incubator period
  • Specialized Technical Assistance
  • Food Truck Parking
  • Access to Commissary Kitchen for Prep
  • Payment System
  • Six-Month Operating Window from the hours of 11am-7pm with a minimum of 5 days per week.

Please Be Advised:

Please be advised that the entrepreneur accepted into the program will have to either have or acquire the following:

  • A valid driver's license
  • Automotive and general liability insurance for $1,000,000 each with The Enterprise Center CDC named as additional insured
  • Valid ServSafe and Food Handler's certifications
  • $1,500 refundable security deposit 

Selected Food Truck Managers Will Commit To:

  • Ensuring you and your staff being on-site during open hours
  • Maintaining your space, including cleaning, stocking, set-up and break-down of any equipment and signage each day
  • Being responsible for all strategic marketing efforts with support from the program
  • Providing daily/weekly/monthly revenue reports

Our Partnership

We are seeking quality food entrepreneurs with a job creation plan in mind. Because we believe strongly in giving back to our communities where we live and work. Selected participants must demonstrate intent to create job opportunities and ideally have some food truck and/or restaurant experience. We are looking for the next "best." 

Excited? Good. Apply now!

Please click here to submit application materials.