When selecting a food service for your wedding, an important consideration for most couples is the experience that will be delivered to their guests. One of the most common questions we receive during the planning process is "how long will my guests wait for their food?" To answer, we would first like to explain that food truck service at a private wedding, is very different from the food truck experience you will receive at a lunch location or a rally. Why? There are a couple factors that weigh into the time it takes to place an order and receive your food from a truck: namely, menu selection and the exchange of money.
At a public event, customers approach a truck, order their food from a large menu, pay for their meal, and then wait for it to be made. However at a private catered event, the food truck is not taking money from each attendee, thus significantly cutting down on the time each person spends at the window. Another factor to consider is that catered events such as weddings usually have a pared down menu of several entrees. Since the food truck knows what will be served, and for the approximate number of people, they can prep in advance to expedite their service. When your guest approaches the truck, all they need to do is ask for their meal, it will be completed quickly, plated and handed over - ensuring your guests only wait for about 3-5 minutes. The wait is similar to what you would experience at a buffet style service.
Speaking of, Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally also offers other methods of service from the food trucks. For example, the meal can be set up buffet style in chafing dishes inside or in front of the food truck, instead of serving from the window of the truck itself. Or, we can set up hors d'oeuvres or a salad station inside your venue for guests to start at, before directing them outside to the truck to pick up their entrees.
We also have the experience and knowledge to advise you in situations where your event may benefit from multiple trucks, rather than a singular truck, which will also speed up the rate of service. To make the experience even smoother, we recommend sending your guests in groups to the trucks or buffet, rather than all at once to ensure no one is kept waiting. To assist with this, we offer an expo service of employees who can help direct your guests, similar to wait staff at your venue.
Food truck service is even quicker for late night reception snacks of singular items such as donuts, tacos, churros, burgers, or slices of pizza. And don't forget about dessert! We offer trucks that can scoop ice cream, pass out hand packaged dessert samplers, or even create a tower of wedding cupcakes for your guests! Contact us today to see how we can help you plan a memorable and delicious event!
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