4 reasons why opting for food truck wedding catering makes perfect sense

The wedding industry is evolving all the time, and the latest concept that is making rounds and becoming increasingly popular is having a wedding food truck. Gone are the days when you had to have a formal buffet with three courses and a high price tag. Now, you can choose your favorite roadside delight and have all your guests relish it, too. Are Mexican tacos your dream food? Now you can have that as a food option on the happiest day of your life. 

4 Reasons Why Food Truck Wedding Catering Is Right For You

1. Food Truck Wedding Catering Is Cost-Effective

Any wedding you may have attended that had traditional catering probably charged the couple upwards of $100 per head. This isn’t unusual, and the amount can be a great deal more staggering in upscale venues. Food truck wedding catering, in comparison, is a simpler option that can provide you with a lower price point for your wedding food. Think about it: if the menu is three roadside delicacies or even two, you can significantly lower the cost per head. The food options you’ve gone for also account for the lower price because it’s tasty comfort food everybody loves rather than pricey prime rib or creme brulee. 

A slight downside to hiring a food truck for your wedding catering is that they bring the food, the truck, and a couple of staff, and that’s about all. They won’t put up tables or provide cutlery and plates. They also usually won’t provide servers for the guests. When you hire a traditional catering company, they give you an all-inclusive price of sorts, including rental silverware and glasses and servers to top up everyone’s drinks. Still, the food truck concept is more casual and first come, first serve. 

A food truck wedding catering can be considered the wholesale version of traditional wedding catering. The truck comes filled with food (whatever isn’t used goes uncharged as the truck moves on elsewhere), and it can easily feed 150 people. When compared with the colossal prices of appetizers, main courses, and desserts of a caterer (not to mention drinks and servers’ tips), you’re probably saving a fortune that can be reinvested into another aspect of the wedding or the honeymoon. 

2. Offers A Unique Culinary Experience

Traditional catering has dishes that guests expect because they’re mostly standard across various venues. However, a food truck culinary experience is a dynamic twist of what guests will be predicting, which will only add to their excitement. And you aren’t limited in your food choices as you’re likely to be with a regular catering service. There are so many different varieties of food trucks that you’ll easily be able to find one that matches your wedding theme

You can have tacos, hotdogs, burritos, burgers, lobsters, personal pan pizzas, or waffles (choose what you love) with side dishes of coleslaw, fries, beans, grilled corn, and just about anything else. And it doesn’t stop there as there’s still dessert to consider. 

The possibilities are truly endless with fewer formalities on the wedding day, and it’s bound to be a real treat for any children attending as you can choose to have more than one food truck catering to your wedding. For example, you can have an ice cream or donut truck or even a miscellaneous dessert truck with crepes, tarts, brownies, pie, or an assortment of homemade treats. Having a mobile bar for drinks, lemonade, and even tea is a great addition, too. 

Need a little inspiration? Here are a few of the most popular food trucks in America.

Oink & Moo BBQ – Florham Park, NJ

Oink & Moo BBQ’s menu includes brisket or pulled pork sliders, pulled pork and chicken tacos, and baby-back ribs served with homemade coleslaw and cornbread. A genuinely yummy culinary treat for your wedding guests. 

Cinnamon Snail – New York, NY

This food truck makes vegan food enticing even for folks who aren’t vegan. The Cinnamon Snail offers daily sandwiches (Korean BBQ served open-faced on a chili butter grilled tortilla), burgers, and bowls (any menu item served over greens and red quinoa pilaf instead of bread), as well as a dizzying selection of more than 30 vegan doughnuts and pastries.

Cheezious – Miami, FL

Ms. Cheezious’s food truck in Miami puts a modern twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich. Some of their delicious grilled cheese sandwich concoctions include the Grilled Blue and Bacon (bacon, creamy blue cheese, and green onion on sourdough bread), the BBQ Pulled Pork Melt (sharp cheddar cheese and pulled pork on Texas toast), and for something sweet, the S’mores Melt (roasted marshmallows, salted chocolate hazelnut spread, and graham cracker crumble on sourdough bread).

Luke’s Lobster – New York City

Tantalize your wedding guest’s taste buds with delectable lobster. Luke’s Lobster Food Truck serves scrumptious Maine lobster rolls, crab rolls, shrimp rolls, lobster grilled cheese, and more. Truly a culinary experience they’ll never forget. 

Fukuburger – Las Vegas

Burgers with wasabi mayonnaise, pickled red ginger, and proprietary “crack sauce” are available at the Fukubuger Truck in Las Vegas.

3. Helps Support Local Businesses

Food truck wedding catering is representative of local taste palates and each city’s food preferences. So if you have guests coming from out of town, give them the full local experience with a food truck/s of your choice, and it’ll be an experience they never forget. While large catering companies are impersonalized and follow standard practices, food trucks are versatile and have that personal, homey touch. 

You’ll also be supporting local businesses and local vendors (a food truck can be entirely owned by a single person or just two people). For open-air, outdoor weddings or venues that don’t have a kitchen or prep area you can use, food truck wedding catering might be the fantastic, informal, self-service solution you need for guests to enjoy that spectacular view with some quality hand-prepared food. By opting for a food truck, you’ll also be supporting local farmers, etc., as produce, meat, and other ingredients will be sourced locally and not need to be brought in from elsewhere, which cuts down on the carbon footprint of the wedding. 

4. Flexible Dining Schedule And Entertainment

Food trucks at a wedding are a refreshing sight, especially if they’re decorated with fairy lights or appropriate wedding decor. With the food trucks parked, it’s very convenient for the guests to get something to eat whenever they want; they can stroll around and mingle easily with friends and acquaintances without being bound to a single table. Not to mention the trucks are their form of entertainment, too (who doesn’t want to watch live pasta or fresh BBQ being made on the grill?) So rest assured, small talk is going to flow freely at your wedding without anyone being at a loss for words.  

It’s Time To WOW Your Guests

Food trucks seem like the logical next step in catering evolution that can add more joy to a wedding affair if you iron out any logistical aspects. Make sure the truck has somewhere to park (ideally where they don’t charge by the hour) and that you’ve discussed it with the venue manager so that there will still be tables, chairs, glasses, and cutlery. You can always go for biodegradable paper plates and forks! Wedding food truck catering is an excellent way to WOW your guests with an incredibly unique culinary experience. 

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