Wedding day catering (Food truck!!)

posted 8 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Worker bee

I went to a wedding with food trucks. It was awesome!!! They had 4 food trucks and a desert food truck. I didn’t like standing in line and waiting but other than that it was great. Just a FYI one of the trucks broke down on the way to the wedding (5th food truck) and never showed but if you were not aware there was a fifth truck you didn’t know you were missing anything 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Food trucks are definitely super popular right now, but I still haven’t been to a wedding with one. I’ll just say a couple things:

– as someone who has never been to the south, I would appreciate the bbq because it’s something new! You probably felt so tired after because you filled yourself up trying every offering, but a normal guest can exercise portion control 🙂

– the food truck also sounds good. Make sure you read reviews that indicate they are able to handle the volume of a wedding, often these guys are smaller and then can’t get the food ready fast enough. You don’t want a bunch of guests waiting an extra hour for their food!

– even with an informal food truck I would appreciate proper seating – enough chairs for everyone!! I don’t want to stand and try to eat while wearing nice clothes/potentially heels in the grass!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

I have never been to a wedding with a food truck but have heard a LOT of thoughts on them from others, so a word of caution:

food trucks are not designed to serve many people at once. If your wedding is small (50 people or less), you may be able to pull this off in a good amount of time without too much standing and waiting but generally I have heard that people don’t like standing in line, they don’t like waiting for their food to be made/assembled after they order it (especially if they’re in heels), and it takes much longer than a buffet for all the guests to get their food. If you were envisioning toasts while people eat dinner, this is probably not going to happen.

When I have heard good things about food trucks it has been whenthere is either a large selection of food trucks (so not only do guests have more selection to choose from, there is also more than one line and everyone gets fed faster), or it’s one late night food truck for an after dinner snack rather than for the main meal.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

From your last update this is what I am envisioning.    It really has nothing to do with a food truck.  What you are planning is to have your caterer have the buffet set up outside of your venue and then your guests have to go back inside to sit down.    

 

That sounds a little weird to me

Post # 7
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Worker bee

We are planning to have food trucks for our July wedding. For the dinner meal we’ll have a pizza truck serve antipasti and pizzas family style to the table. I.e., we will hire waitstaff separately who will carry the food out and they can make roughly 80 pizzas an hour — so people won’t be able to order their own pizzas, rather they’ll have multiple slices of different kinds constantly being topped up on the table.

the plan is to do a different type of cuisine for the evening snacks where they go up and order themselves!

 

the only thing I’m worried about with the pizza is, will it be too boring? Antipasti + pizza — we don’t plan to have dessert (cake will be served before the first dance). With 5 different pizza options however we felt that will provide enough variety for it to feel like multiple courses.

however we just wanted to mix good tasting, casual food with a sit down meal, so for us we feel it works!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’ve been to a wedding with one! It was great- same setup as your food truckwith the buffet. It was pizza but a lot of different gourmet pizzas- like 10-12 types if I remember? And they kept replenishing it as well. I believe there were also a couple of different salad options and then they pulled out dessert pizzas as well as a froyo and espresso machine after dinner. I think there were about 100 people there- I think it might have been more difficult with more people. 

I think the main concern re. food trucks at weddings/events is the idea of everyone having to go up and wait in line and order and then wait for their food, which tends to feel like it takes forever even if you aren’t at an event – but it definitely can work with the right setup!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I went to a wedding that had 2 food trucks. The food was amazing (Mexican and Turkish) and there were meat, fish and veggie options. They also had a dessert buffet and huge cheese board. It was great but I remember being frustrated at the queues for the trucks. Also if it had rained I don’t know what would have happened as this was an outdoor wedding in the UK.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We’ve been to several. Both were wonderful and made the dinner process more casual (which was fitting for both weddings). Plenty of food, lots of selection, and it was fun. I think it’s a great idea! 

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