5 Tips for a Successful Food Truck Catering Event

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It’s estimated that 2.5 billion people around the globe purchase food from a food truck or kiosk every day! Despite a large market, there’s still ample room for new food truck owners to join the industry. 

There’s been a recent discovery in the mobile food field that benefits food truck owners and event coordinators alike. Food trucks are the best way to cater an event.

As a food truck operator, catering can add to your income. Catering events will help you get out your name, expand your business, and allow you to get creative with food. 

These five food truck tips will help you prepare for any catering event!

1. Feel the Mood

Before you make a special menu, you’ll want to get a good idea of what type of event it is. Food for a meeting is going to be very different than catering for a wedding. 

Consider the environment. Will the attendees be sitting or standing? Is there a theme? 

These questions can help you start assessing the vibe of the event to plan accordingly.

2. Get Creative With Signs 

Signs communicate information about your business and menu. You’ll be busy, so you might not be able to be attentive during the event.

Make sure your signs are welcoming, legible, and professionally done. Beyond the event at hand, this is a great way to grow business. Be sure to have business cards or a pamphlet ready!

3. Constant Communication

For a successful catering event, you need to have good communication with the event coordinator. Day of surprises that impact food can be chaotic.

You should see what’s provided by the location; proper cooling and heating of food are essential for happy and healthy customers. 

You’ll want to communicate costs and make sure contracts are signed. Tough financial decisions may be an uncomfortable side to the business, but you have to protect your assets. 

Showing the event coordinator that you’re committed might encourage them to recommend you.

4. Divide and Conquer

If you have staff, delegate as much as you can. You’ll need to make sure the entire evening runs as smoothly as possible on the food end. Have someone in charge of communications with the coordinator, another in charge of food. 

Events can revolve around food. Be sure to not underestimate your part as a caterer!

5. Focus on Food

As much as presentation, communication, and all the little pieces of the day matter, nothing matters as much as the food. Be sure to put your all into a menu that is sure to please. 

Even the best signage and most stellar service can’t replace delicious food. Be sure to have everything planned down to the small details. If you’re preparing food ahead of time, you’ll need to make sure it’s safely stored until it’s ready for use.

Ready for Your Next Catering Event? 

Whether you’re taking on your very first catering event or are a seasoned food truck caterer, all of this attention to detail matters. To be ready for any catering event, you need a food truck that has everything you need.

At Delivery Concepts, we’re ready to help any level business owner get the food truck of their dreams. If you’re interested in a mobile kitchen or other catering conversion options, contact us today