The wow factor of food truck catering for a wedding
Food trucks bring a novel and quirky element to your big day. They offer a visual spectacle and an unexpected surprise for your guests, ensuring your wedding stands out. The distinct charm of a food truck, combined with its delicious offerings, becomes a memorable part of your celebration.
Whether you choose to have a food truck cater just part of your meal, like apps or dessert, or choose to have dinner served from a vendor on wheels, a food truck is a unique twist that will make your special day all the more special.
Ryan and Lande Farley of Austin, TX chose to deviate from the standard wedding cake and instead opted to rent famous donut truck Gordough's for their wedding's dessert. "Our wedding guests loved it," says Lande. "Everyone got to try different donuts, and it was just a lot more fun than a traditional cake."
Everyone has been to a wedding with the classic sit-down meal, but not many can say they have been served from a food truck. If the venue allows, consider bringing one in to add an additional element of fun for your guests.
The affordability of food trucks at a wedding
The cost of traditional wedding catering versus catering from a food truck can vary significantly based on several factors such as location, number of guests, menu complexity, and service level. Here's a general comparison:
Traditional Wedding Catering:
- Cost: Traditional catering can be quite expensive. The average cost typically ranges from $30 to $100 or more per guest. This cost can increase with the inclusion of high-end menu items, beverage service, and formal service (like plated dinners or buffet with servers).
- Factors Affecting Cost: The level of service (plated, buffet, family-style), quality of ingredients, and reputation of the caterer can significantly impact the cost. Additional expenses like rentals for linens, dishware, glassware, and flatware, as well as service staff costs, can add up.
Food Truck Catering:
- Cost: Food truck catering can be more budget-friendly, often ranging from $10 to $35 per guest. This cost is typically lower due to the more casual service style and lower overhead costs of operating a food truck.
- Factors Affecting Cost: The type of food, the fame of the food truck, and the event's location can influence the cost. Some food trucks may have minimum spend requirements or charge extra for travel to the venue.
In summary, food truck catering is often a more affordable option than traditional catering and can offer a unique, casual dining experience. However, it's important to consider the style and ambiance you desire for your wedding, as traditional catering can provide a more formal and comprehensive service. Always get detailed quotes from several caterers or food trucks to compare and understand what's included in their pricing.
Offer variety at your wedding with a food truck
Food truck catering isn't just about affordability; it’s also about personalization and variety. Unlike traditional catering, which often has set menus, food trucks offer a chance to customize your wedding menu to reflect your personal tastes and theme. From gourmet sliders to artisanal pizzas, or even fusion cuisine, the options are limitless. Imagine having a taco truck serving up fresh, spicy delights, or an ice cream truck for a whimsical dessert experience. Food trucks cater to diverse palates and dietary requirements, making it easier to accommodate guests with specific food preferences. This versatility ensures that your wedding menu is not just a meal but a reflection of your personal story and culinary journey.
Weddings are evolving, and one of those ways is that new couples are choosing to bring food trucks to their receptions. Food trucks offer unique, cost effective and customizable catering options for your big day. If you are looking to rent a food truck for a wedding or to rent a food truck for an event in general, fill out an event listing to connect with hundreds of food trucks across the US and Canada today.