(Closed) Food Truck Help!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Wentworth Country Club

I know there are some food truck companies that will bring the food out too maybe look into one of those? We’re thinking of going the same route good luck!

Post # 3
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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rmr626:  It really depends on their capacity. I know when we go downtown for lunch at a food truck it seems to take a long time.

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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rmr626:  we had a taco truck cater our wedding. We had 100 people. They set up buffet style and had a few servers who moved everyone through the line fast. We also opened the food and the bar at the same time so that helped split the lines up.

Post # 5
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We used a good truck. They fed 80 people in about 30 min. It was great!

That said, the food truck service you get for an event like a wedding isn’t really the same as food trucks making things to order for people at lunch. it was essentially a buffet out of a food truck. I preselected the menu ahead of time and then they made it all and served it all. I talked to several companies about having options or limited ordering and they all said the same thing: 1) it takes too long and 2) they’ll bring what you pay for so if you split food for 100 people into 5 options and then everyone wants option A then people aren’t going to get what they want. 

we loved ours and were very pleased. I suggest you look at yelp and find one with experience doing weddings. Ours was phenomenal and even acted as an informal DOC, reminding me of the time etc. and they stayed and cut the cake for us.

Post # 6
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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rmr626:  I love food trucks and go to them all the time. 100 people takes about an hour and a half to serve, at the absolute minimum. It’ll be long lines and hangry people.

What I’d do is have the buffet with hardy options– maybe a nacho or burrito bar? Then open the food truck a little bit later. 

Post # 7
1441 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with PP about being able to crank out food fast enough to keep the line moving.  Even if it only takes 30 sec per person … you’re talking about almost 1 hs to feed everyone.  They might be able to do that if you restricted the menu to “street tacos” and let them choose which meat.  If the menu is more varied and guests are ordering individually it’ll take a long time.  Some version of a buffet out of the truck would move faster.    I was at an event recently with a taco truck.  there were ~50 people and we ordered off the menu individually.  Realistically I think it was about 2-3 minutes per person to prepare the food.   Some people were eating late.  At that event it didn’t really matter and worked, but for a wedding reception where you want to move on to toasts, cake cutting, dances etc it might not work as well.   

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