NEW YORK FOOD TRUCK ASSOCIATION FOUNDER
BEN GOLDBERG By Marie Assante
rior to heading up the New York Food Truck Association (NYFTA), Ben Goldberg, originally started as the owner of a Belgian French Fry truck in Manhattan called The Frying Dutchmen. He soon realized his strengths were in marketing rather than running the dayto-day operations of an individual food truck. Through being on a truck and speaking to fellow vendors, he realized they needed continual events to keep their businesses thriving, especially during off-peak seasons. He also found it wasn’t easy for food truck vendors to successfully book events on their own while successfully trying to run their businesses so he set out to create an association to help them. This realization, along with the passion, dedication and love for the events and marketing side of the business brought him to launch the NYFTA in 2016. The New York Food Truck
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Association (NYFTA) is dedicated to promoting local mobile food vending in the Metropolitan area. The organization is also focused on connecting the city’s food truck owners and operators to potential business opportunities. Their 30+ members are a group of diverse mobile culinary artists who operate across all 5 boroughs of New York City with cuisines ranging from Korean BBQ, Lobster Rolls, and Mac ‘n Cheese to Dim Sum and Waffles.
nature, work experience and unique insight into the food truck industry guarantee mobile culinary success. He now has a dedicated staff to make sure vendors are going to profitable events as well as helping vendors by sending out marketing collateral on their behalf. The NYFTA’s dedication is shown through revenue, as they can make an individual food truck around 30% of their yearly profit, maximizing their growth potential even further.
The designated “Food Truck Broker,” Ben currently helps clients navigate the mobile vending industry and launch successful marketing campaigns for their businesses. From producing eyecatching and tasty mobile food truck brand activations, to consulting for Fortune 500 companies and operating food festivals, Ben’s results-orientated
Ben has worked with notable brands including Comic Con, Belmont Stakes, The U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren and Advertising Week as well as a recent promotion with Jimmy Buffett’s sister, Lucy Buffett for her new book “Gumbo Love.” nyfta.org
Published on Jun 1, 2017
Published on Jun 1, 2017
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