Tips on Booking a Chicago Food Truck for a Fun Corporate Event

Updated: Jun 14



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Did you know that food trucks have become so popular that they now serve as corporate event catering providers? Sounds crazy, right? But you’ll be amazed to know that even big corporations like Microsoft and Google organize an annual food truck event for their employees. You know the saying, “You are what you eat.” It’s no surprise that many companies are throwing more and more team-building events to bring their employees together as a unit. With so many different industries out there, most companies focus on activities that align with their specific business. Team-building events are excellent avenues for employees to interact outside of the typical work setting, which helps them develop a closer working relationship with one another and grow personally as well as professionally. One of the best ways to bring people together is through food! Bringing in a food truck for your next corporate event is an exciting way to get everyone interacting with each other and working in teams. Whether you’re looking for Mediterranean or something else entirely, here are some helpful tips on how you can book a food truck for your next corporate event!

Plan ahead

Food trucks can be extremely popular at certain times of the year, so it’s important to plan ahead when choosing your booking. If you’re hosting an outdoor event, it’s good to plan around the weather. If you’re indoors, you can book a food truck that specializes in serving indoor dishes. When booking the food truck, make sure you give plenty of time for the truck to arrive. Food trucks are notorious for being late to events, so be sure to give yourself plenty of wiggle room with the time.

Assign a team leader

When you book a food truck for your team event, assign one person to be in charge of the truck. This person will be responsible for coordinating with the trucking company to make sure everything goes smoothly, making sure there are enough plates, cups, and silverware, as well as managing the line of people standing in line to order food. This person will also help to make sure that everyone gets their food and eats it all before it gets cold.

Send out an email invitation

A great way to promote your food truck event is to send an email invitation to your employees letting them know about the event. You can let them know their attendance is optional and that they can bring their significant others or friends to the event. If you decide to charge a small fee for the event, be sure to mention this in the invitation so that your employees know what they’ll be spending. You can also include a link to the food truck’s website so that your employees can see what kind of food they serve.

Decide on a location

When deciding on a location for your food truck event, think about the type of cuisine you want to serve. Mediterranean food trucks often work best in outdoor settings, whereas burgers or hot dogs are great for indoor events. Some food trucks even offer both indoor and outdoor catering!

Don’t forget to have fun!

Remember, the main goal of your team event is to bring everyone together and have a good time. No matter what food truck event you choose, it will be sure to bring your employees together and be a successful team-building event!

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