Tips to ensure a successful food truck catering event

More and more people today are resorting to food truck catering for their events and for good reason. Not only can you save a ton of cash by choosing a food truck over a traditional caterer, but you will also be able to assert your uniqueness in the catering and host an event that is certainly one-off.

Having said that, in order to host a successful event, thorough preparation is needed. Food truck booking is no exception to the rule. Listed below are a few tips to help you make sure your next event is a success.

1. Figure out how much food you need

If you want your guests to go home satisfied, make sure you have enough food on hand. Keep in mind that a typical food truck can serve up to 75 guests so if you are expecting more, you may want to consider booking two trucks. This can also add variety to your catering menu. Speaking of menu…

2. Prepare a custom menu

Hiring a food truck also gives you the ability to add your own characteristic touch on the catering menu. So, take advantage of it and choose a menu that goes with your event’s theme.

3. Attend to the details

There are legal codes that ordain where a food truck can be parked. These codes vary by the municipality so you will need to check with the city hall and your chosen venue ahead of the event. On the other hand, if you are hosting your event inside, make sure there is more than enough food truck park space and room for your guests to have fun.

4. Choose the right spot

Needless to say, you want your food truck to be a hop, skip and a jump away from your guests. So keep it just around the corner, but not at the center.

5. Climate considerations

When planning your food truck catering event, it is indispensable to give thought to the climate conditions as well. Of course, you do not want your guests sweating in line or being drenched by the rain. Therefore, make sure plenty of shade is available to extend over your food truck and keep your guests sheltered from the sun and rain.

Food trucks are a unique and unforgettable addition to any event. Not to mention they make available a wide range of foods your guests will surely love. So, if you want your upcoming event to be a great success, be sure to incorporate a food truck in your plans!