Food Truck Rental in NJ - Customer Operated

Discussion in 'Commercial Kitchen Rentals' started by pppp, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. pppp

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    I'm helping a friend plan a wedding at an old landmark building under renovation.  The kitchen will not be useable and the electricity can't handle convections ovens.  I've suggested renting a food truck, one that could be operated by the wedding couple's caterer.  A caterer has already been hired to work on site and would use the vehicle for food service for about 150 people.  Is this type of rental available in NJ?  I've only seen rentals for owner-operated functions, and none where the customer's caterer can use the truck for the day.

    Please let me know if this type of arrangement exists.  Our zip code is 07040, Maplewood, NJ and this is for December, 2014.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. cheflayne

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    I doubt that you will find a food truck set up with a convection oven. Additionally I wouldn't think the confined environment of a food truck would be your best bet for catering for 150.

    I work for a caterer and there have been several times we have rented convection ovens and generators. Basically you can rent pretty much whatever equipment you could possibly need and then some. I was amazed at what's available, it's pretty mind boggling.
     
  3. chefbuba

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    You need to find a movie caterer with a truck sitting idle and the need to rent it out. Movie trucks will be bigger and set up much better than the run of the mill truck.

    @cheflayne, all the trucks at the company that I worked for had at least one convection oven. My truck had two.
     
  4. cheflayne

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    Good call @chefbuba, that definitely sounds like the way to go. Going to file that away in my memory banks for future reference. One of the things I love about this industry is that you can always learn something new. Thanks for the tip!