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Graduation Party Catering With a Food Truck: Benefits and Ideas

at 11:30AM, Friday- June 28th, 2019 by Food Truck Spaces

Graduating high school or college deserves a celebration with friends, family, and some good food. With high school graduation rates at a record high, there are plenty of these celebrations to go around!

How can you make sure your celebration is unique, fun, and a party to remember? 

Graduation party catering is likely your number one concern. If you want to combine variety with delicious food and affordability, what do you get? A food truck graduation party, that’s what! 

The easiest way to cater to a party is to hire a food truck to come and serve. Let’s look at why graduation party catering is best done by food trucks as well as at some specific graduation themed food ideas you can implement at your graduation bash. 

Affordability Without Sacrificing Quality

We’ve found that food trucks offering the greatest range of variety within most budgets. Food truck catering generally costs less overall because they cost less to operate and require fewer staff than traditional catering options. 

Many things will see a decrease in quality with a price reduction, but that’s not the case with food truck catering. Almost all food truck offerings are made to order and prepared right on site of the event, which guarantees your guests with hot and fresh food throughout the night.

This is particularly helpful for new graduates who are either about to embark on an expensive college journey, an expensive life in the “real world”, and/or are leaving university with an average of $29,800 in student loans. 

Who wouldn’t want to save a bit of money with those graduation realities, right?

Graduation Themed Food Ideas

Let’s take our minds off of the looming student loans and get back to the main question: what food trucks are going to be best for graduation party catering? 

Of course, this is going to be dependent on your guests and your party’s theme. “Graduation” is too broad of a theme so for food truck ideas, you would need to narrow down to the type of graduation. 

Think about the time of year, the demographics of the graduate and their guests, the age range, the graduate’s personality/food tastes, and what kind of environment you would like to set.

Do you want a wild party? For that, cupcake food trucks combined with pub food or tacos would be an awesome fit. 

Do you want something tame and classy? You can employ a more gourmet truck with upscale, made-to-order offerings. 

Is this a summer fest? Think ice cold drinks, graduation cap cookies, and BBQ foods. 

Is it a winter graduation? Hot chocolate, hearty mac and cheese, and soup are all great choices.

Food trucks can cater to your theme as well – just select the cuisine type you want in order to narrow down the different food trucks to choose from. Don’t forget: this is for the graduate! Be sure to have some of their favorite foods there, and perhaps a specialty drink they love or dessert with their name and “Congrats” on it.

Ready for Graduation Party Catering With a Food Truck?

Food truck graduation party catering can come in all different price ranges from bare bones to gourmet offerings. Once you’ve figured out your budget, party-type, and demographics, it will make it easier to narrow down food truck ideas. 

If you need help booking your food truck graduation party, we recommend going through a food truck booking company. Provide them the details to your graduation party and they will help generate different food truck ideas for you. 

They will even reach out to different food trucks within the given idea and help book one for you. Food truck scheduling and rentals have never been so easy, which leaves you more time to craft the perfect theme and decor for your beloved graduate.

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