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Food Truck Catering

There are so many different kinds of food trucks out there, how to begin? Truckster makes it easy.

How does it work?
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How much does it cost to hire a food truck?
Food truck pricing can be complicated since it depends on a ton of factors like location, time of year, day of week, number of people, menu selections, cuisine types, and more. Try out our catering cost tool to get an estimate for your unique event, read through our resources on food truck pricing, or contact us with specific questions.
Make your Event Unique
Break off from old school catering and try on something fun. No two events should be the same. With over 500 food trucks in Truckster’s network and adding your own personal style, they won’t be. Choose from over 50 different cuisine types to make all your guests happy, including BBQ, Cajun, Mexican, Vegan, and many more. Booking a truck allows you to serve food wherever your event may be, rural in the mountains, or right at your own home. No on-site kitchen required. Do what you want, where you want. Aren’t food trucks more fun?
To go box filled with tacos, guacamole, and salsas for event catering
Choose a Style that Best Fits your Event
Choosing a service style helps set the tone for your event, and food trucks offer the flexibility for whatever you envision. A variety of different service styles are possible, such as ordering right from the truck, drop-off catering, buffet, family style or plated dinners. If you are looking to host a more formal event, plated dinners will help add to the ambience. For an event that encourages socializing, passed appetizers and food stations work well. Family style can create a community feel. While ordering directly from the truck allows people to eat whenever they’re ready and interaction with the food truck staff can be fun. What do you have in mind?
Long table of guests eating at an outdoor, catered rehearsal dinner
Set your Budget
Pricing can vary, but is usually based on the number of people attending, your menu selection, the style of service, and the hours of service. For events where the host is paying, it is typical for a food truck to build their proposal on a cost per person basis. Will you pay for the food or will the attendees? Keep in mind that food trucks frequently require a minimum for a catered event. Even if your attendees pay, it’s possible that you may be responsible to cover the minimum.
Food truck owner holding a serving platter full of bright and colorful appetizers
Plan Ahead
Food trucks book up fast, especially in the summer and on weekends. Start planning a few months ahead to make sure your favorite trucks are available. When you submit a catering request through Truckster, we reach out to the food trucks for you. Not sure which questions to ask? We’ll help guide you through it. If your first choice wasn’t available, we will recommend other similar trucks that you would love. Let us handle the hassle of the logistics. Planning an event is enough work, we’ve got the food covered!
Bride holding a beer and being served burgers and chicken tenders at her casual wedding

Food Truck Catering is Perfect for

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Corporate Events and Lunches
Open Houses, Drop-off Lunches, Team Building, Networking Events, Office Buildings, Business Parks
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Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Bridal Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Farewell Brunch
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Private Parties
Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet Sixteen, Bar-Mitzvahs, Baby Showers, Reunions, Holiday
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Campus Catering
Teacher Appreciation, Sporting Events, Student Run Organizations, Campus Lunch, Recruitment Events, Alumni Events
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Large-Scale Events and Festivals
Music Festivals, Food Festivals, Races, Sporting Events, Cultural Events, Conventions, Expos, Conferences
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Neighborhood Events
Block Parties, Farmers Markets, Recreation Leagues, Car Shows, Art Walks, Fundraisers, Community Events
Not sure how to get started?
Reach out to Truckster’s experts to discuss your specific event and let us help you make it easy.