In the world of food truck catering, food trucks like the Hungry Nomad are the trendiest thing to have at any event, so it’s no wonder that you’re thinking of hiring them for your wedding. To make sure everything goes smoothly, here are a few tips for working with a food truck for your reception.
Keep Your Vendor Updated on the Number of Guests
If dealing with unexpected wedding guests is stressful for you, it can be downright nerve-wracking for your food truck vendor. They buy the supplies for large events well in advance, and they need to prepare their ingredients hours before they drive to your venue. To prevent anyone from going hungry, keep your vendor updated regarding the number of guests you’re expecting, and arrange to have at least ten extra servings available.
Scout the Venue for a Place to Park
One of the things that a food truck must have is a place to park. Show your vendor the venue for your reception so that they can scout a good location for their truck. If parking spots are limited, they may have to leave an employee vehicle there overnight to reserve a space.
Hire More Servers
Small, efficient staffs are part of the reason why food truck wedding Los Angeles is much more affordable than using traditional caterers. However, you may want to think about hiring more servers for your wedding. They can hand out nibbles to guests who are waiting in line and ensure that trash doesn’t build up at your reception.
Trim down the Menu
When you have a vendor like the Hungry Nomad that offers a wide array of dishes, it’s tempting to keep everything on the menu. But to keep service moving fast enough to feed everyone, it’s best to select just a few favorite Armenian dishes, with options for vegetarians and people with food allergies.
Have a Contingency Plan
Even the best food truck in LA can’t control the weather, so have a contingency plan in case it’s too hot or too wet for your guests to march to the truck for their food. Arrange to have buffet-style tables that can be brought inside in the event of inclement conditions.