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Top 3 Benefits of a Food Truck at a Wedding

at 10:30AM, Wednesday- June 19th, 2019 by Food Truck Spaces

 

More than half (56% to be exact) of the brides (and grooms!) in the US rank the wedding food as one of their top concerns when planning their special day. But with the cost of food per person increasing year after year with traditional catering, getting a food truck at a wedding is a new way to offer the unique and delicious food you envision without breaking the bank.

If you’ve never considered food truck wedding catering, keep reading. You’ll soon learn that food trucks can offer you fresh, delicious, and unique food experiences while also saving you some cash.

1. From Truck to Table

Cold chicken prepared hours ago sitting on a hot plate. Cracked, dry macaroni and cheese. Vegetables oversteaming in a chafing dish. We all know that these are all unfortunate realities of many traditional catering options.

Unlike traditional catering, though, food truck wedding catering eliminates the need to heat up food brought in wasteful containers, to completely pre-prepare entire entrées, and to pull out the chafing dishes.

Since food trucks are essentially kitchens on wheels, food is guaranteed to be fresh and prepared on site. Many food truck offerings are made to order, too, which means each item will be fresh, hot, and ready to eat.

This is why food trucks are often spotted at concerts and festivals with large amounts of people: they can efficiently prepare fresh and high-quality food to feed large amounts of people.

You will want to think about how many guests you have in relation to how many trucks you have. No matter how efficient a food truck is, one truck and 300 guests is going to equal a line longer than any guest would like. 

To keep things quick without sacrificing on fresh deliciousness, one wedding expert suggests having a ratio of one truck for every 75 people at your wedding.

2. Affordability

The overhead to operate a food truck is lower than a traditional brick and mortar restaurant, therefore, food truck catering is typically a cheaper option. A food truck at a wedding also requires less overall equipment, fewer people to operate, and no true servers to employ. 

Food truck catering also allows for different (and more affordable) venue options. With trucks, you don’t need: 

  • A huge serving area
  • Large buffet tables
  • An in-house kitchen
  • Spatial concerns traditional caterers need

All you have to worry about is food truck parking! Without those other constraints, you can often find a more affordable venue to better fit your budget. 

This also means that most of the money you pay for the trucks is for the food itself, which means you get high-quality food at a great price. One bride even stated that food truck catering quotes were substantially less than any other traditional catering service she inquired with. 

Not too shabby for food on wheels!

3. Unique and Customizable Experiences

Along with great pricing, food truck catering offers great variability. You can customize everything from service styles to food type to timing to the style of the truck itself!

Take service styles, for example. You have the option to do the traditional self-serve right at the food truck window, buffet-style, or set up sections for different types of cuisine options.

You’re also no longer limited to the classic lasagna/mashed potatoes/salmon that you’re used to at weddings (unless that’s your style!). Food trucks offer everything from pizza to po boy sandwiches to tacos to local specialties: you name it, a truck exists for it. This means you can have a wedding entirely unique to you and your tastes. 

The other cool thing about doing food truck catering is that you can request a certain theme to match your wedding. 

You can find trucks that match your color scheme and style. The design of the menu and food boards can be customized to your wedding. You can even have multiple trucks with a variety of options and have them custom design plates, menus, dishes, drinks, and more. 

Not only are the trucks and the service of the food customizable — you can also customize when the food is served. Most traditional receptions have a cocktail hour followed by appetizers and then dinner/dessert. 

With trucks, you can follow that schedule too. Or, you can have trucks come and go with various offerings. Think about it: you could have a late-night food truck roll up with tacos or ice cream for your guests after a long night on the dance floor. Or you could have a truck serve your signature drink after the guests leave the service.

A food truck at a wedding opens up the entire event and allows you to fully customize your food experience!

Getting a Food Truck at a Wedding Is Simple

If affordability, delicious and fresh food, and a variety of high-quality food options are something you want at your wedding, food trucks (as you’ve now learned) have you covered.

A food truck booking company can fully vet the food trucks sent to your special day. This entails reviewing permits, insurance, and all other items that fall under the umbrella of legally operating a food truck within your region.

To get in touch with a food truck for catering, reach out to a food truck booking company.

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