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Lining up food trucks for a 400 person event

jspragins | Sep 26, 201303:35 PM

We are considering hiring food trucks for an outdoor event that attracts 400+ people each year. Traditionally we hire a caterer but we want to try something new and more interesting for the food next a bunch of food trucks would be really cool. I'm so excited about the growth of great food trucks.

So how does it work for a party like this? Would we pay the trucks up front? Ask the guests to pay for their own food? Something in between? Do I line up the individual trucks? Or go through a service? How many trucks should I get?

I've looked at a couple of services that will book the trucks for a party, but it seems like their offering would be limited; not offering the universe of possibilities.

The event is in Chester County - September 2014. Crowd is pretty affluent, all ages, lots of families.

Thanks for any advice,


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