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The Food Truck Scholar

Ariel D. Smith

The Food Truck Scholar Podcast is where food, business, and stories collide. Each episode host and academic scholar Ariel D. Smith peels back the cultural, social, economic, and political layers of the food truck industry. From Food Network contestants and former bank executives to self-trained and formally trained chefs- The Food Truck Scholar Podcast introduces you to entrepreneurs from all walks life that are ready to feed your mind with tips to start your own food truck, stories that fill your heart, and tempting meal options to fill your stomach.
Season 3 Finale: Looking Back and Looking AheadNovember 29, 2021 Episode artwork Ghost Kitchens & Catering In Pandemic w/ Miles Robbins of FourFortyFourNovember 22, 2021 Episode artwork Apartment Complexes & Food Trucks w/ Francesca DelguidiceNovember 16, 2021 Episode artwork Bouncing Back w/ Tonya L. Coleman of Chef TLCNovember 09, 2021 Episode artwork When Customers Become Family w/ Charles Pilot of Fat Charles BBQNovember 01, 2021 Episode artwork New Orleans Food, Music, and Culture w/ Lamount LondonOctober 28, 2021 Episode artwork Understanding Fraud Protection and Cyberhacking w/ Narissa Saint-Fleur of Impact Island CafeOctober 19, 2021 Episode artwork Caring for Gluten Free Customers w/ Dr. Devin MilesOctober 13, 2021 Episode artwork Journey to Food Truck w/ Romeo Calloway of Pop Ups Mobile KitchenOctober 06, 2021 Episode artwork Free Webinar October 18th w/ Regions Bank and More Updates!September 28, 2021 Episode artwork Return of Da Taco Ladi w/ Asia Iqui of Iqui's Chicken and TacosSeptember 20, 2021 Episode artwork Food Trucks & Oral History w/ Dr. Janis Thiessen of Manitoba Food History ProjectSeptember 13, 2021 Episode artwork Making Childhood Dreams a Reality w/ Jay Wolfe of Thicc BurgerSeptember 06, 2021 Episode artwork Building a Brand Before a Food Truck w/ Nadim Sammur of Chef SmooveAugust 31, 2021 Episode artwork A Taste of N.Y. in the U.K. w/ John Lashley of Brooklyn Brownie CoAugust 24, 2021 Episode artwork A Poppin' Purpose w/ Tanesha Sims-Summers of Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn CoAugust 16, 2021 Episode artwork Food Access & Mobile Farmer's Markets w/ Prosperity MarketAugust 09, 2021 Episode artwork Grit, Grace, Grinding, & Growth w/ Zebbie Carney of Eugene's Hot ChickenAugust 02, 2021 Episode artwork Reflecting on the Journey w/ Justus McGee of SoulFresh SpringrollsJuly 26, 2021 Episode artwork Introducing the Food Boating Industry w/ Mark McGuireJuly 19, 2021 Episode artwork TFTS Family Meeting w/Ariel D. SmithJuly 12, 2021 Episode artwork Choosing Your Fulfillment w/ Chef Fly of Grits and ThingsJuly 05, 2021 Episode artwork Career Options in the Culinary Industry w/ Chef Steven McIntyreJune 28, 2021 Episode artwork Fueling Your Drive w/ Chef Darrell Johnson of NOLA CreationsJune 22, 2021 Episode artwork Maintaining a Growth Mindset w/ Ya'Ron Brown of Southern Roots Backyard Bar-B-QueJune 15, 2021 Episode artwork