If you have your own professional kitchen and a team of food service professionals, it seems unlikely that you would need a food truck to feed your guests. But that’s not the case for some of the nation’s top-rated hotels.
Several classy hotels and popular resorts are resorting to food truck cuisine. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, the Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes and the Fairmont at Newport Beach have all hired food trucks to cater group events.
The Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain in Tucson combines the novel street food concept with lavish meals served from its own food truck. Hotel guests can enjoy tacos made of buffalo, fish or vegetables. The truck’s sliders also are made from upscale ingredients.
In Southern California, the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts own a food truck that rotates between eight properties. The gourmet offerings include a bass and avocado panini, homemade gnocchetti, crab Louis rolls and fried green tomatoes.
In 2012, Hyatt Hotels invited nine different food trucks to attend the chain’s annual sales meeting. The trucks served more than 400 attendees who went back to their respective properties with new ideas for serving and entertaining their own guests.
Event planners say food trucks are ideal for hotel catering. They give guests an unexpected experience, great food, a casual atmosphere and an opportunity to network with other meeting participants. Plus, food truck dining is just plain fun.
The next time you need to delicious meals or appetizers for your guests, keep your kitchen spotless and call a local food truck. Three LA-area trucks with extensive catering experience are The Hungry Nomad, Hang 10 Tacos and Greenz on Wheelz. Give them a call and they will hurry over to your party, business meeting, trade show, wedding or grand opening event.
- The Hungry Nomad crew creates delicious dishes that combine California cuisine with a hint of American, Mediterranean and European cooking. Call The Hungry Nomad 877-NOMAD-10.
- Hang 10 Tacos is famous for the yummiest tacos in LA. The blue taco truck can serve you on the street or cater at your home or office. Call the Hang 10 Tacos crew at 855-5-Hang-10.
- Greenz on Wheelz is a huge green food truck specializing in crisp salads, fresh sandwiches and healthy beverages. Phone Greenz on Wheelz at855-6Greenz.
Prefer to personalize the menu? That’s no problem. Each of these food trucks can customize a menu just for you.