Food trucks are the new caterers. They are everywhere: bridal luncheons, charity events, parties, reunions and wedding receptions. So how can you be sure you are hiring the right one for your special event? Here are important things to ask your food truck caterer when you are planning your celebration:
Dependable Team: Every gourmet food truck has a staff of professionals. Some may be new to the foodservice industry and others may be veterans. Ask the food truck operator about the catering team’s experience and dependability. Have many events have they catered in the past few months? Have they worked together long? Are staffers timely and dependable on the job?
Food Truck Reliability: Ask each potential food truck caterer about his or her on-time and reliability record. Did the food truck ever break down or miss a catering assignment because of vehicle problems? How often and when? If this has several times in a couple of years or twice in the past few months, pass on this caterer.
Over Scheduled: Will the caterer be working other events on the same day or at the same time as yours? This may not be a problem. But if the caterer has overextended the food trucks and staff, you may want to talk to another operator who can offer more focused service. Also, ask the truck operator exactly who will be on hand at your party representing the food truck. You may want to visit with those individuals and establish a rapport prior to your event.
Food Sampling: Ask if the caterer can arrange a food tasting of the menu items that interest you. In some cases, you may have to attend a festival and pay for the food. If you’ve not worked with this food truck before, you’ll want to taste exactly what your guests will be eating at your special event.
Check References: Get names and phone numbers of two or more references that have used the caterer for events similar to the one you are planning. Follow up with them and get their opinions about the service and food.
Among the most knowledgeable and popular food truck fleets in Southern California is The Hungry Nomad, Greenz on Wheelz and Hang 10 Tacos. These three gourmet food trucks offer diverse menus with a wide selection of offerings. They can provide their regular menus, offer sandwiches and salads on wheels, serve a five-course dinner or work with you to create the menu you desire. In addition, they can arrange for wait staff, bartenders and valet parkers and provide tables, linens and china. Make party planning easy by hiring an experienced team of foodservice professionals. We’re ready to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call.
Hang 10 Tacos – 855-5-Hang-10
The Hungry Nomad – 877-Nomad-10
Greenz on Wheelz – 855-6Greenz