Richmond’s hottest food trends is a catering dream if you’re looking for
something fun and funky for your upcoming wedding. You may have seen them
advertised: whole courts of fabulous food trucks bearing everything from soft
serve to empanadas. They travel in packs to support various organizations and
events year-round. Did you realize, though, that you can take your pick and
feature one or more trucks at your celebration?
trucks have found their home in Virginia. Long a staple of the "major markets”,
they rose to popularity at weddings in the last decade or so, and have graced
the pages of most popular magazines and blogs. Until recently, though, the mid-Virginia bride has had only limited access to these creative caterers, and
could only dream of such wonders as street-side Cajun, cake pops, coffee bars,
and comfort foods. Changes in local legislation designed to accommodate
well-vetted and regulated truck vendors, however, have increased the options
multi-fold. Now one only has to perform a simple search, or contact the local food truck association to get
connected with dozens of truck-based caterers.
Where do these
trucks come from? Many are actually affiliated with local restaurants, while
others have been serving mobile populations for years. Worry not – you don’t
have to give up the comforts of traditional catering for your event in order to
enjoy the unique pleasure of the food truck. Combine the services creatively to
tantalize your guests. Consider a tapas-style truck for cocktail hour, or
delight your guests with freshly made doughnuts as a late-night treat (our
favorite!). If the truck vendors can think outside the traditional restaurant,
you can most certainly think outside of the box!
It is important to note that regionally, some local governments are more open to mobile food courts and food trucks than others. Some localities outright ban them, so before you commit, ask your venue and your vendor for specific restrictions that may apply. If you are combining catering providers, be certain that all parties know your intentions, as some may have exclusivity clauses requiring you to choose just one. Also, while it should go without saying, we'll say it anyway: it never makes sense to save a dollar at the expense of your safety or that of your guests. Please responsibly screen your food truck vendors and ensure that you are choosing one with a record of sterling sanitation and high quality products.
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And don’t forget to contact Classic Party Rentals of
VA today for all of your event rental needs!