If you enjoyed our ‘Interactive Food Stations’ feature this will definitely be up your street! Food trucks at weddings will be trending in 2013 as more couples opt for this budget savvy and unique catering idea to feed their guests. Forget your stereotypical festival food on a chuck wagon, these food trucks are serving gourmet dishes to tantalize everybody’s taste buds!
Here are some things to consider when planning for this awesome idea!
Calculate number of guests per truck – Food trucks main purpose is ‘fast food’ but it will still take time for all your guests to get served. Have at least one truck per 75 guests so no one goes hungry! If you are considering this option for a late night treat, then you may only need one truck. Not everyone is a "late night snack" kind of person.
Time of year – remember people will have to line up for their food so make sure it is in comfortable weather, not too hot or cold and definitely choose a food truck to compliment the climate. For example you can’t go wrong with an ice cream truck in summer!
Seating – If you are having the food truck as your main reception lunch or dinner then perhaps consider devising a seating area for people to sit down and eat. However, if you are looking at a more casual affair like an after party or cocktail hour style, then set it up in a way to encourage your guests to mingle with access to cutlery and napkins (provided by the food trucks).
Match your theme – You want to make sure the truck fits in with the décor of your wedding. So like everything else do your research and find one that suits you. Small and quaint or large and extravagant or something in between, there are so many choices!
Menu – Have a varied selection of food and be as adventurous as you dare. Food trucks will often take a fun approach on appetizers and create small bites. You can get some high end dishes nowadays.
Last but not least....
Parking – This is probably the main concern but is not a deterrent for food truck lovers but do make sure a parking space is available and that the trucks are insured!
It’s fun, inexpensive, and suitable for formal or casual dining whilst supporting small local businesses! We’re sold on the idea, how about you? Need convincing then check out these “Truckin’ treats” found in the GTA as featured in thestar.com Food and Wine segment.
Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination
Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination