Catering has been around for a long time. The most traditional ways of catering were on-site or off-site. Caterers either cooked the food right at the event or they brought the cooked food to the event. These were the traditional ways caterers would provide their party catering services. Today, there are more and more food truck caterers offering catering services for parties and other events.
Food Trucks are one of the newer trends in the food industry; with most mid-size cities having the trucks pop up on every street corner. From pulled-pork sandwiches to vegan offerings, the cool thing about these trucks is the wide array of ethnic portions that they offer.
While the food truck trend has been on the rise, there have also been some setbacks, such as city regulations, as well as operators getting being extremely strict in regards to parking. Despite the large influx of customers, truck operators are thinking outside the box and questioning where they can go elsewhere. Food truck operators are now moving into the party catering business. A lot of trucks are cashing in on the wedding industry, as they can produce a lot of food for the guests and with food trucks being so trendy and new in the party catering business, what could be cooler than having a truck cater the food on the biggest day of your life?
If you are throwing a party for an upcoming event, such as an anniversary, wedding, or engagement party, there are a few tips you can follow when hiring a food truck as your party catering service.
If you are having it at your house, be a good neighbor and let them know of the upcoming shindig. They will be thankful for the heads up.
Set up traffic cones in front of and behind the truck so that people are aware of its presence. (Not that you wouldn’t be able to see it anyway!)
Talk with the food truck operator and make sure he or she can make a variety of different dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options. Your guests will be thankful.
Be sure you have hungry guests!
Following these pointers will help you if you decide to follow the “food truck as a caterer” trend. It’s also proved to be a cost effective way for party catering, and with minimal labor and personnel involved, you have a greater variety of food at a lower cost. And with the way things have been with the economy, simple and cheaper options are good.