Helping Rochester’s premier local food trucks improve & thrive, through community events & educational opportunities.
We are the official advocates for food trucks in Rochester.
Offering the best truck-side fare in Western NY, our member serve all types of cuisine, from salads to burgers to sushi and everything in between.
We serve as the official business association for Rochester’s food trucks, assisting trucks with permitting procedures, planning group events, acting as a liaison for community officials and understanding the ins-and-outs of this unique small-business model.
As an association & a community, we maintain a strict standard of safety and professionalism for our trucks, and we aim to make your food truck dining a truly memorable experience.
Our primary focus is to cultivate the community of food truck owners in the Greater Rochester area.
ROCFTA provides direct services to our members and the community at large, by planning public food truck events and hosting educational opportunities for our member businesses.
ROCFTA assists in helping communities plan large-scale food truck events. Our food truck rodeos aim to draw over 1,000 attendees, and create a fun atmosphere of food, music and entertainment. When ROCFTA co-sponsors an event, we provide the following services to our customer:
Coming in 2016!
ROCFTA will be hosting educational opportunities for our member trucks to continue to stay up to date on safety & regulatory topics as well as business development topics. Classes will also be open to non-member entrepreneurs thinking about trying their hand in the food-truck world.
Stay tuned for developing details.
The ROCFTA was formed in 2012 to improve vending rights for local food trucks. In 2012, Rochester was just beginning to see its first food trucks around town, and truck owners were finding out that there were very few places where we could legally sell our unique food.
Over the course of two years, we successfully lobbied City Hall to change the food trucks laws in the City of Rochester. We continue to work with town governments in the Greater Rochester Area to improve vending regulations, and help municipalities understand how food trucks can partner with and enhance their communities.
Today, we continue to work with food truck owners to help navigate the regulatory red-tape, and operate in the safest way possible. And, due to public request, we’ve begun planning large-scale events to bring food trucks to more neighborhoods.