Food Trucks

If you would like to have a food truck at an event on one of the TUSD campuses, please follow the procedures outlined here:

General Procedures:

  1. If the activity is sponsored by a school partner (PTA, Alliance, Booster Club) the partner must complete an Application For Use of School Property  and provide a certificate of insurance, listing TUSD as an additional insured.
  2. If the activity is sponsored by the school (ASB, club, team, faculty) the activity is covered by the District’s self insurance program.

Food Truck Procedures:

  1. The activity sponsor will contact the City to coordinate the event (310-618-5880) (Fran Fulton). The sponsor will provide the City with the name of the food truck/food trucks planning to participate. The City will see if the truck is licensed or refer the truck to Business License for permitting and Torrance Police Department for the vehicle inspection.
  2. On the day of the activity, the activity sponsor must validate that the vehicle being provided is the vehicle that had the inspection.
  3. It is the responsibility of the activity sponsor to require a copy of the Food Truck’s liability and auto insurance policies prior to participation in the event.
  4. The on campus location of any food truck activity must be on a hard surface location (no grass/dirt areas). If the Food Truck leaves any spills (grease, oil, etc.), the area must be thoroughly cleaned prior to the beginning of the next school day.
  5. These procedures must be followed regardless of the type of activity (fund raising, reward, community picnic).

Food Cart Procedures:

  1. The vendor must have a Health permit issued by Los Angles County Health Department.
  2. The vendor must have a “one-day” catering permit issued by the Permit Center, Torrance City Hall. It is the responsibility of the activity sponsor to require a copy of the Food Truck’s liability and auto insurance policies prior to participation in the event.
  3. It is the responsibility of the activity sponsor to require a copy of the Food Cart’s liability insurance policies prior to participation in the event
  4. The on campus location of any food cart activity must be on a hard surface location (no grass/dirt areas). If the Food Cart leaves any spills (grease, oil, etc.), the area must be thoroughly cleaned prior to the beginning of the next school day.
  5. These procedures must be followed regardless of the type of activity (fund raising, reward, community picnic).

For current list of approved food trucks please click here.