How does food truck wedding catering work?
Does my venue need to be booked already?
Can a food truck serve at any wedding venue location?
Unfortunately no, you will need answers to these important questions to determine if food truck catering is possible:
1. Can a food truck physically get to the venue?
2. Does the venue itself allow food trucks to serve there?
3. Is there a legal, flat parking space for the food truck to serve your guests?
If you’re potentially considering an open field or mountain type campsite for a venue, you should be aware that many food trucks aren’t able or willing to drive roads that would be required to reach the location. The risk of getting into an accident or getting stuck is very high.
Some venues will require you to use their “in-house” or “preferred caterers” only. Be sure to ask the venue if they allow “outside catering” from food trucks.
When the food truck arrives, will they have a legal, flat space to park? See the below FAQ “Where can food trucks park?” for more info.
Where can food trucks park?
If the truck is parking on private property, you simply need permission from the property owner. If your venue or private property does not have space for the food truck to park, please investigate nearby parking options convenient to the venue.
If you would like the truck to park on public property like a street, you can, 1) park a car in the space until the truck arrives, or 2) contact the city to have a space reserved (additional fees may apply). Also, some cities have specific restrictions on where food trucks can serve and for how long, so be sure to check with your local government (typically the Department of Public Works).
You may also be able to park it in a nearby pay parking lot for a negotiated rate with the lot owner.
Please discuss parking options with your Team Bevis wedding catering expert.