Combine all of the other elements with the fact that you have to make sure that all of your guests have food that are suitable…..our head is spinning just thinking about it! How do you feed all of your guests with enough variety for your picky aunt or your cousin’s kids? Having a food truck wedding might grab your attention, but you should ask yourself a few questions before diving into it. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself (and your spouse to be!) to determine if a food truck wedding is right for you:
Does your venue allow outside catering? – If you are considering using food trucks for your event, the first question to ask is if your selected venue allows food from outside caterers. Sometimes this practice is encouraged, or you may actually have to pay a small fee. Worst case scenario, the venue may have a policy that prohibits outside food altogether. It’s best to ask the management team of your venue about their policy before you commit to a location. The next item to consider is where you would like them to park. See your event coordinator for their recommendation so the food will be accessible, but not interfere with your overall event layout.
How do you envision your guests being served their meals? – There are several different ways that you can use a Food Truck to service a wedding depending on your preferences. You can utilize them buffet style, ordering directly from the truck, boxes set out for guests to grab and go, or use a butler to pass out hors d’oeuvres! When weighing these options also consider how fast you would like your guests to be served. Depending on the size of your wedding, you may opt to have guests serve themselves at a buffet, or utilize wait staff to expedite service. Some couples want to treat their guests to a more authentic food truck experience by having them order directly from the truck itself. For this particular style, advance planning is recommended to help serve guests as quickly as possible.
What is the best way to utilize a food truck at your wedding? – Food trucks can provide a variety of services ranging from simple appetizers to entree service either at your rehearsal dinner or reception. Looking for a little more variety than a traditional wedding cake? Dessert-focused food trucks can create a dessert buffet or personalized arrangement for your special day. Consider a sundae bar or cupcakes for guests to choose from to create a memorable experience for all your guests! At Orlando Food Truck Catering we offer not only food trucks for hire, but also comprehensive event planning services. Don’t forget to ask us about bar and drink services, table and chair rental, catering management, or our Mobile DJ Truck. We can help you create the perfect event almost anywhere, and food trucks can be utilized for just about any event leading up to, during and after your big day as well – the stag, bachelorette and engagement parties, bridal showers, post-wedding brunch or even a late-night reception snack. The options are nearly endless!
What type of cuisine would you like to serve? – The street food scene in Orlando is pretty unparalleled (ranked #3 in the country by Food Truck Nation) meaning you have a long list of food trucks to choose from! Take some time to think about what cuisine reflects you as a couple, and that would be enjoyed by all of your guests. Are you looking for something culturally authentic? Or food with mass appeal? Some popular options include (but of course are not limited to) Lobster, Authentic Tacos, Tamales, Hawaiian, Grilled Cheese, Poke Bowls, Loaded French Fries and Steak Sandwiches! If you think that’s a mouthful, that’s just the entrees. Round out your meal with something sweet such as Brownies, Cakes and Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Coffee, Cookies, various Deep-Fried Desserts, Gelato, Gluten-Free Desserts, Milkshakes, Mini Donuts, Pies, Soft Serve Ice Cream, and Sorbet or a Sundae Bar! Have fun dreaming up a custom menu that best fits your day, and we will help pair you with a truck and chef who are best equipped to bring your ideas to life.
What do your guest list and budget look like? – You may be thinking a food truck is cheaper than a traditional caterer. It can be, but that isn’t always the case. When comparing vendors be mindful of the total cost of service. Some catering companies will tack on extra fees at the end, not to mention mandatory gratuity. Our pricing is all-inclusive, and the cost of hiring a food truck takes into account how many hours of service will be needed, as well as the number of guests and items being served. Details like food and labor costs, mileage to the location, and more can also influence the cost of your catering. To get the most accurate quote, have a rough headcount in place and be open to discussion with us. If a quote comes in higher than anticipated, we can help pinpoint what’s the biggest cost and help you determine if it’s something that can be adjusted.
Looking to make your wedding catering an unforgettable experience? Check out our Orlando Food Truck Wedding Catering pageor call our offices today at 407-900-6481. You can also leave your information at the form below to discuss how we can help plan your special day, and make it one your guests will rave about for years to come.
Has your team been hitting their goals quarter after quarter?
Have you thought about an employee appreciation event to show appreciation for your employees over some delicious food in the Lake Nona area? Look no further than Orlando Food Truck Catering! With our extensive experience catering events as large as 5000, we can provide the perfect cuisine to show your employees that you truly appreciate them.
Not only do we have relationships with the local food trucks to give your employees a delicious lunch, but we also have the experience to make setup, logistics, breakdown and clean-up a breeze for your organization. The less you have to worry about the details, the more you can ensure your employees have a fantastic day at work.
We all know the happy employees are more productive ones! They are more likely to work harder for you and more likely to stay with your company as well. Fantastic food is a great way to build those relationships even stronger.
Here at Orlando Food Truck Catering we are very experienced in providing all the details to have a memorable catered event for your employees. Whether you have 100 or 5,000 employees, we can handle it all! We can provide tables, chairs and even have a Mobile DJ Truck that can truly bring a great atmosphere for what is sure to be an enjoyable event. We can do lunch, dinner, dessert, small plates, appetizers, snacks, second lunch, and even third lunch (those are very real things at our office). Call us at 407-900-6481 or fill out the form below to start the conversation. We are here to help!
Ever wonder why you can’t seem to find the perfect food truck for the Winter Haven area?Although there are tons of Food Trucks in the area, they never seem to be all in the same place. This is an issue Orlando Food Truck Catering has been tackling for years now.
We want to provide the best cuisine for whatever event you want to host. We have taken the time to truly develop the local relationships in the Winter Haven area to be able to coordinate the ideal trucks for your upcoming event. Whether this is a corporate event for employee appreciation or an outdoor wedding, we have the delicious menus to make sure all of your events have a long-lasting effect that all of your guests will remember for years to come.
Here are a few ideas of themed events (complete with Food Trucks cuisines) that are sure to impress at your next catered event:
Traditional FL Seafood – From grouper sandwiches to gator bites with fries, we have spent years developing the relationships with the best seafood trucks in town to give your guests a traditional FL welcome.
Maryland Seafood – Being in the beautiful sunshine state, we have a plethora of seafood options. Wanna switch things up from your traditional Florida seafood options? How about some traditional Maryland crab cuisine? We have the connections to get you in touch with food trucks that can celebrate our proximity to the water.
Appeal to All with Variety – Do you know you have some picky eaters? Want to make sure that you are checking all the boxes in terms of cuisine? From Loaded Tostones to Grilled Cheese Burgers (yes, you read that right), we can ensure that you have enough options to keep everyone’s tummy happy.
Interested in hosting your own event with Food Trucks? There are only a few steps you need to complete to get started.
Determine your dates, location, and number of attendees
Have an idea of the type of cuisine you’d like (we can help with that also!)
Fill out the form below so one of our representatives can reach out to you
Sit back kick your feet up while we handle set up, break down, and all logistics!
Downtown Orlando has some of the best food trucks in the nation.
We can all agree that Orlando has a blend of cultures that culminate into delicious creations in the form of Food Trucks! Putting on a Food Truck event, however, requires a lot of work. At Orlando Food Truck Catering, we’ve helped to cater hundreds of events, weddings, corporate events and more!
If you are looking to have an event and are unsure what the best way is to feed your guests, look no further than Orlando Food Truck Catering! With years and years of experience, we have the local knowledge and relationships to make your food concepts come to life to supercharge your next event!
Corporate caterings are one of our specialties. Complete the party with a Mobile DJ Truck and Dance floor! We have it all to ensure your employees, guests, or friends have an event they will remember for years to come! With the backdrop of Downtown Orlando combined with our Food Truck catering expertise, getting food to your event can be a breeze. We’re a one-stop shop for food truck catering, chairs, tables, music, lighting, and more. We even do weddings!
Want to get started? If you have further questions or a specific request, feel free to give us a call at 407-900-6481 or fill the form below to get started!
Food Trucks in Orlando are on the rise. According to The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation‘s Food Truck Nation Report, Orlando ranks #3 for the entire country for Food Truck environments. We all know that food trucks are hip, trendy, & delicious! They make for a great event and provide an ambiance that few other things can provide in beautiful, sunny Florida.
So you’re thinking of hosting a food truck event in Orlando? Here are a few things to consider before you get started:
Hire an agency – Oftentimes, agencies – much like Orlando Food Truck Catering – have tons of experience. Hiring one can save you time and money in the long run. They have relationships with the food trucks, are experienced in handling logistics, and know how to run an efficient event whether you’re serving 150 people or 5000.
Have activities – Food trucks can’t be your only attraction. The more types of activities that you can provide, the more people that you can attract! The food may draw them in initially, but the other activities, games, and interactive ideas will make them bring their friends.
Play some music! – Who wants a stale event? A little bit of music can lighten up your event, and get people grooving while they enjoy some delicious food.
Variety of cuisines – A variety of cuisines is crucial so that you can serve as many people as possible. Unless your event is geared towards a particular style or type of food, we recommend giving many options (depending on the number of attendees) so that you can appeal to the pickier-eaters as well.
Promote, promote, promote! – Whether promoting by word of mouth, social media, or through news publications, it’s vital to get the word out. Simply having an event won’t be enough. Promotion can often be the most difficult piece to a successful event because you are dealing with all the other details that come along with putting something together. Reach out to an agency should you need help!
Still have questions? Want someone to bounce ideas off of? Give Orlando Food Truck Catering a call today at 407-900-6481 or fill out the form below to get started.
Are you planning a private party soon? Orlando Food Truck Catering not only provides event catering in Orlando but can help you think of a great overall theme for your summer event. Below we have listed 3 party themes and corresponding cuisine dishes that will bring your party together flawlessly!
A Luau is a great way to kick off the summer season! We recommend having your party outdoors with tiki huts, tiki torches, and leis for all your guests. Our Hawaiian food truck is the perfect solution for your event. Jerk chicken mixed with fruity drinks are the ingredients for what promises to be a perfect party.
Celebrating with a carnival themed party is sure to bring back many great memories of nostalgia! We recommend incorporating fun and easy outdoor games such as a can toss game or a ring toss! Providing your guests with prizes such as cotton candy and stuffed animals will allow them to feel like they are really at a carnival. Our food truck would supply American style food such as hotdogs and hamburgers to complete the event.
Planning a fiesta for your event is easy and delicious! We recommend our Mexican cuisine featuring tacos, salsa, and of course guacamole! Including sombreros, piñatas, and brightly colored decorations will bring your event to life.