Many events like weddings and Quinceaneras are choosing to hire food trucks as catering or banquet service.
Many of these trucks belong to established restaurants which now offer this service to their customers.
The food trucks allow you to have a more casual environment without the need of a catering service in which people remain seated and the waiters serve them.
The food truck also allows your guests to choose what they want to eat as they see how it is prepared on the spot.
Hiring a food truck has its own logistic challenges and each city has its own regulations. You and your parents should ensure that the food truck has all necessary permits to operate.
Some cities only allow food trucks on private property, so if your party is going to be in a public place, you have to consider that and inform well.
Read carefully the contract because there’s not a standardized contract as to food trucks is concerned. Ask all the necessary questions to clarify your doubts.
Ask about the costs per person and about the different menus offered.
It is important to determine where the food truck will be located. Not all venues have an accessible entrance for the food trucks, for example, if the venue is on top of a hill it is most likely that the truck can not climb there.
A good suggestion is to accommodate the truck along the perimeter of the event. The food truck should not compete with the focal point of the event, especially if it’s an outdoor party.
Choose carefully the menu. You can make a spin on some of the established menus or you can even order new dishes.
When you’ve already decided the theme of your party and have a menu in mind talk to the people you are getting the food service from.
Some food truck companies turn to be very flexible and work together with you so you get what you expect and the best result of it.
Some other companies offer menus designed especially for certain events, and some others food trucks just say “this is it, take it or leave it.”
If you don’t find what you are specifically looking for, you can ask and maybe they can provide you with that service.
Another thing you should not overlook is the number of guests attending your Quinceanera and the amount of food needed.
There are food trucks that have served from 50 to 3,000 people! And usually, many of them always bring that little “extra” just in case.
Use the food truck the way you can make the most of it, either being the only food service at your party or in combination with a traditional catering service.
If you decide you want to have a banquet in the venue, you can rent a food truck only and exclusively for desserts.
What are the things to consider when hiring a food truck for your Quinceanera?
What time should the truck arrive? The advantage of this type of “mobile kitchen” is the ability to preserve food freshness. If the food truck brings everything ready, they can arrive an hour before the meal to settle all they need.
What does the cost include? Obviously, includes the preselected food, but you should know if it also includes all the necessary utensils such as plates, cutlery, glasses, and napkins.
Who will clean after the party? Many trucks bring their own trash cans and some others do not. Consider having enough trash cans and asks all guests to cooperate by putting trash in the cans.
Certainly having a food truck at your Quinceanera will make your party unique and original.