Food trucks can spice up an event and add a splash of colour and flavour to the party. But what does is cost to hire a food truck? FoodtruckBooking gives a run down on what to expect.
What can you expect for your money?
Food trucks charge depending on the type of event, type of food, the number of guests, the number of servings and travel and extra requests. You will always have a custom quote specific to your event.
When determining your budget, remember “you get what you pay for.” Food trucks are not international fast food restaurants on wheels. Food trucks don’t prepare supermarket frozen pizzas.
When you hire a food truck, you should expect quality fresh ingredients, professionally prepared within a reasonable amount of time. Expect to pay more for quality, ingredients and time, but food trucks tend to be less expensive than traditional catering services.
The minimum price for hiring a food truck for catering usually starts at $1500 plus tax and usually includes, food price per serving x the number of people, labor/preparation time and travel expenses.
Prices vary significantly depending on all the above and special ingredients or special dates like Christmas, New Year’s or other holiday or busy summer dates.
Compare food costs and other fees on all of our food trucks’ profile pages. “Price per person” gives an idea of the average costs based on the number of guests. Most food truckers have a minimum price and require a guaranteed income so they can operate at a profit.
A food truck’s space is limited and every inch counts. Preparing the menu for more than 200 guests needs some consideration and preparation. A single food truck can serve approximately 60 to 100 guests per hour.
Rarely will food trucks show up for 10 people and $100 worth of business. But covering the minimum fee could get an exclusive private party food truck, even if it’s just for 10 friends.
To make sure you are on the same page, ask the food truck for a non-binding quote to see what is possible within the determined budget.
If inviting several food trucks to a larger event or festival, it’s possible to ask food trucks for various fees.
If searching for food trucks for a large event, it’s best to have information to share on previous events, anticipated revenues and crowd size. Each food truck owner can decide to participate based on the potential profits. Being generous with information and profit sharing with fewer fees will make it easier to say yes.
If you like the idea of a food truck at your next social or corporate event and want to see if hiring a truck fits within your budget, get in touch with CAROclub for a quote today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.