Post # 1
Any of you ladies using a food truck?
Our caterer wants to know about how many options of each food our guests will want. (Just like any other caterer)
SO! We need to list the options on the response card so that we can give her a total closer to the wedding.
We are using a very different and AMAZING food truck but I’m struggling with how to present each option. Do I list each dish and what they include? Or just leave it to the classic beef, chicken, veggie option? SO CONFUSED.
Here’s the menu as she sent it to me:
Smoked Tri-Tip, Drunken Onions, Tomatoes, Swiss, Cheddar, BBQ Zing Sauce
Stack o’ Mack
Creamy Mack n’ Cheese, Apples and Bacon on a grilled Swiss and Cheddar Cheese Sand
Smoked Turkey Breast, Swiss, Cheddar, Tomato, Pesto Drizzle
Good Golly Miss Molly
Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato, Mozzarella
I obviously don’t want these EXACT descriptions on the my response card (drunken onions? LOL)
Just want to pick other brides brains!!
Post # 3
Are these sandwiches? I think it’s important to list everything. Will people be able to customize at all? For instance I hate Swiss cheese so that means there is only one option for me.
Post # 4
Yeah there will be a waitress type gal there that will put in the orders to the truck. Once you’re there you can so no cheese or what have you.
You think list them in that type of detail? Oye. My response cards are filling up.
Or what do people think of a seperate menu card?
Post # 5
I would put the following on the response card:
- Beef Tri-tips with BBQ Zing sauce
- Smoked Turkey Breast with Pesto
- Grilled Mac & Cheese, with Apple and Bacon
- Atichoke, Sundried Tomato and Mozzerella
Then when you do the menu for the reception, I would list what she gave you with a line that says you may indicate which toppings you would like.
Post # 6
@linds12: If these are made-to-order sandwiches, I wouldn’t list them out on a reply card. The truck should know how each of these sells, so should be able to say “ok, for 100 people you’ll probably want 50% this one, 20% this one, then 15% of each of these others.” It might not be exact, but I think this is better than boxing someone into a sandwich choice 6 weeks ahead of time, when it would be super easy to let them decide on-the-spot instead. It’s different when the caterer needs to pre-plate a specific item, but does not sound like that’s the case here. I would put menu cards on the tables of course, but would not make people pick via reply cards with their RSVPs.
Post # 7
Whoops I for got to add something
- Beef Tri-tip Sandwich with BBQ Zing sauce
- Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich with Pesto
- Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich, with Apple and Bacon
- Atichoke, Sundried Tomato and Mozzerella Sandwich
Post # 8
She might not know what a wedding crowd usually wants. She is just trying to get an idea
I would double check with the caterer that they will have enough overage in case people change their mind or forget what they choose.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t list the actual sandwhiches. I’d do something like any regular, plated dinner:
The Mac N’ Cheese one is kind of the odd ball, cause it’s mostly veg but then has the bacon. Are you doing one sandwhich per person? If it’s more of a “go up and get what you want” thing, I’d assume the caterer would have an estimate for how many you should have (like, for cupcakes people usually say something like 1.5 per person). In that case, I’d do 1 and a quarter of each of the other three and a quarter of the mac n’ cheese or something like that.