How to Choose the Right Vehicle for Your Catering Business

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Maybe you’re just getting started in the catering business, or maybe you already have an established business and want to expand your fleet of catering vehicles. If you’re a veteran of the catering business world, then you know how important choosing the right vehicle is. 

There are many great options out there, all with different features that benefit different types of catering operations.

Let’s take a look at how to choose the right vehicle for your situation.  

Choosing a Vehicle for Your Catering Business

Cargo vans are a popular option for catering. They provide ample space when transporting food and service items safely from location to location. 

It’s important to take several factors into consideration when purchasing a cargo van. What size you need is one of the first things you’ll need to consider. What quantity of food will you most often be transporting? How large are any peripheral serving items you will need to bring along?

Something else to take into account is the amount of weight your cargo van needs to support. This includes any passengers, so make sure to take that additional weight into consideration.

Cargo vans come in full and compact sizes, so you’ll need to decide which one is best for your business.

Pick-up trucks are another popular option for catering ventures.

Additional Features to Look For

When looking for a catering truck or van, there are several features you may want to include. While the size and weight capacity matter, so do safety features.

A good rearview camera will make backing up for deliveries easier, especially if you’re new to driving a catering truck. You could also have your vehicle equipped with a power liftgate to make loading and unloading racks of food and supplies easier. 

Some vans are equipped with sliding doors on one or both sides. These allow more points of access to your food and other items.

On top of all that, you will want to consider one of the most important features: the items that will help you store and organize your food. The best catering vehicles can accommodate a range of different features such as fold down shelves, cater racks, and temperature-controlled compartments for hot or refrigerated items.

Finding the Perfect Vehicle

Have you narrowed down what features would best complement your catering operation? With reliable temperature-control you’ll be able to safely transport everything from frozen desserts to hot hors d’oeuvres, and keep your customer satisfaction up to scratch.

Ready to create the catering vehicle of your dreams? Contact us today and let us get your catering vehicle ready to hit the open road.