It has become a popular catering option to book a food truck or street food caterer for a wedding, celebration, corporate event or event promotion. Are you looking to impress your guests with delicious food and colourful food trucks? Here is our Love Street Food NZ top 5 tips to help you get started on booking the perfect food truck for your event.
Photo: Jo Bros Burgers
No.1 Work Out Your Budget
The cost of hiring a food truck varies upon the number of people attending, location of your event , food requirements and duration. However, hiring a food truck is generally a cost effective way of catering for your event. As a guide you should consider $1,500 - $2000 as a starting point for your mobile food caterer and $500 - $1,000 for desserts. Mobile bars typically start at $1500. Street food caterers are often flexible with their menus and pricing.
Photos: Good Karma, Aloha Poke, The Land Yacht Bar, Amaranto, The Cute Caravan Company, Vege Bang Bang
No.2 Think About The Cuisine and Style
Check out our range of food trucks by cuisine and you will see that there is a huge variety of cuisines and styles to choose from. From Filipino street food, wood-fired pizzas, authentic Italian, contemporary Chinese to gourmet hot dogs and sexy burgers. Many of the caterers can customise a menu to suit and some even offer canapes and grazing tables. Caterers operate from trucks, others from trailers and gazebos.
Don't forget to consider the dietary requirements of your guests. Think dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian and vegan options for your event. Why not add in a dessert truck and/or a mobile bar or mobile coffee truck for your day. Consider a doughnut wall, a range of French Pastries or hand crafted gelato.
No.3 How Many Food Trucks Do I Need?
Typically one food truck can cater for up to 150 people with 200 as the maximum. If budget allows it is worth considering having two food main food trucks to create a variety of food options and improve the speed of delivery of your guests. Think of these great combinations - Pizza and Italian for a Mediterranean feel or one of our Asian Inspired caterers alongside one of the incredible gourmet burger trucks. Think about a classy mobile coffee option to kick off the proceedings. For larger events the Love Street Food team can curate a tasty line- up of the best street food around.
No.4 Book Your Venue
We recommend that you chose your venue first. Having a food truck or street food caterer gives you great flexibility on location from community centers to stunning waterfront locations like The French Bay Yacht Club or Kauri Bay Boomrock . The caterer brings their kitchen to you. Make sure that there is enough space for a food truck, easy access to the site and that there is access to power (if required).
Photo: French Bay Yacht Club
No.5 Make it Memorable
Ok, so you have found and booked your perfect food truck. Your event is well on its way to being fun, relaxed and memorable. How can you enhance the experience even more? The Love Street Food team work with some amazing musicians. We highly recommend the talented signing duo of Izzy & Moe - they can create a chilled our set that your guests will love. Don't forget to capture your day with one of our award winning photographers.
Photo: Izzy & Moe
No. 6 Bonus - Insurance For Your Wedding or Event?
No one really wants to think about the possibility of an unforeseen cancellation or interruption to your event that is beyond your control e.g. a venue cancelling on you or going out of business. From Weddings to major events, it is worth considering event cancellation cover. Stu and the team at Event Cover are here to help with products that can provide financial protection for your hard earned deposit payments. https://www.eventcover.co.nz/weddingcover
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