Food trucks are creative and on top of the latest foodservice trends. Around the country, food trucks cook and serve almost every cuisine available, and some have creatively combined ethic tastes to create new foods and flavors. In cities with large Muslim populations, halal food trucks are now pleasing a diverse group of diners and foodies.
Halal is an Arabic word meaning “permitted” or “lawful.” Halal foods follow the Islamic dietary guidelines found in the Qu'ran. Followers are not allowed to eat haram or “forbidden” foods, such as:
- Pork or pork by-products
- Birds of prey
- Land animals without external ears
- Animals not slaughtered properly or not slaughtered in the name of Allah
- Blood and blood by-products
- Carnivorous animals
Today, halal food is not just for Muslims. Two Halal Grill Food Trucks in Washington, D.C., serve gyros, pitas and shish kabob to hungry customers. In NYC, the 49th and 6th Halal Food Truck regularly parks at its namesake intersection, which is just across from Rockefeller Center. Another New York favorite is Tariq’s #1 Halal Food Cart, which is all the rage despite having no Twitter account. The Halal Guys is an Austin, Texas, food truck offering full meals, wraps and a selection of appetizing dips.
In addition to trendy food trucks, halal foods are available in many Middle Eastern grocery stores. Because Halal foods are becoming more mainstream, some national supermarket chains have offered halal turkeys for Thanksgiving.
A Chicago-based, non-profit organization called the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) promotes and certifies halal food. IFANCA has representatives in Canada, Europe, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Singapore and approves official halal food products in more than 50 countries. We love the diversity that food trucks bring to the public.
At Greenz on Wheelz, Hang 10 Tacos and The Hungry Nomad, we have our own diverse menus and work hard to provide you with the most delicious and healthy dining that the food truck industry can offer. Our experienced catering teams will come to your location and prepare the dishes of your choice for you and your guests. We serve Mediterranean cuisine, salads on wheels and better-for-you options or we can create a catered menu exclusively for you and your event. We’ll leave you with a smile on your face, but nary a dirty dish. Our prices are right and our dependability is famous. Call us.
Tenants are the lifeblood of your business. Show them how valuable they are by hosting a tenant appreciation party, but don’t worry about the work. A tenant appreciation event can be uncomplicated or elaborate depending on your budget and inclination. Schedule it for any time of the day or evening, on a weekday or weekend. Here are possible themes for your appreciation party:
- Weekday Lunch
- Morning Brunch
- Sandwiches and Salads on Wheels
- Cocktail Buffet
- Holiday Get-Together
- Coffee and Donut Social
- Family Picnic
- Seafood Smorgasbord
- Pasta Dinner
- Homemade Pie Party
- Pasta Party
- Dessert & Champagne Reception
Make your gathering special and your tenants feel great. Have live or recorded music, colorful decorations and fabulous food. Allow each attendee to sign up for door prizes that anyone could use, such as gift cards or movie passes. Draw names and pass out prizes throughout the festivities.
No matter what food you serve, ensure that it’s fresh and top quality. Make party preparation easy by hiring a gourmet food truck to cook the food at the party location and serving it just feet away from the mobile kitchen. Three well-respected LA food trucks are The Hungry Nomad, Hang 10 Tacos and Greenz on Wheelz.Their experienced catering crews offer diverse menus ranging from Mediterranean cuisine and tasty tacos to scrumptious sandwiches and luscious salads. However, they also can create a menu exclusively for your tenant appreciation day.
They’ll arrange for a lavish sit-down dinner complete with wait staff, bartenders, tables and china or simply deliver great food and retrieve the dishes when the event is over. We can do a five-course dinner or have salads on wheels roll up to your door.
Whether you choose a casual affair with sandwiches and salads on wheels or a sit-down dinner complete with candlelight, these three food trucks will make sure your tenants know they are appreciated. We’re ready to wow your guests and simplify your to-do list at the same time. They’re only a phone call away:
Hang 10 Tacos at855-5-Hang-10
The Hungry Nomad at877-NOMAD-10
Greenz on Wheelz at 855-6Greenz
Have something to celebrate? Want to entertain a large group of friends at one time? Wish you could travel back in time to the days of Mad Men? All of these are great reasons to host a cocktail party. Here’s how to do it:
Determine the date, time and location and make a guest list. Most cocktail parties are held in the evening and run no more than three hours. You can invite your guests by phone or email. Be sure your preferred location has plenty of adequate parking.
Decide what drinks you’ll offer and what food you’ll serve. Your guests can’t drink for a couple of hours without consuming some decent munchies. Choose non-messy finger foods, such as mini-quiches, bruschetta, mini-pizza slices with gourmet toppings, cheeses and nuts. For drinks, pick a signature beverage (martini?) and have a pitcher or two made up ahead of time. Remember that some guests may prefer beer or wine.
Buy more ice than you’ll think you’ll need. Running out will put a chill on your party, and you can always save the leftovers for ice tea or lemonade.
Select the party attire and notify guests when you issue the invitation. Dressing up will make your cocktail party more festive. But casual works well too.
Choose your background music. If you don’t have suitable CDs, ask a few friends to bring theirs over. Don’t play anything so loud that it drowns out the conversation.
Ensure a happy ending. If a guest has too much to drink, be sure he or she goes home in taxi or hitches a ride with a sober friend.
Don’t want to handle all these details yourself? Then hire a gourmet food truck to roll up with delicious food, plenty of beverages and a bartender who will ensure that everything runs smoothly. A food truck is a rolling restaurant, won’t mess up your own kitchen, and thanks to professional refrigeration equipment, never runs out of ice.
Three Los Angeles-area food trucks with extensive party hosting experience are The Hungry Nomad (877-NOMAD-10), Greenz on Wheelz (855-6Greenz)or Hang 10 Tacos (855-5-Hang-10). Our food truck crews are veterans at making events extra special. We can create the party menu you want and take care of all the details at the same time. Phone us to discuss your cocktail party ideas. We’re ready to toast your guests!
Food trucks can be found all across the Los Angeles area. They serve food on the streets, feed festival and concert goers and cater everything from wedding receptions and business lunches to cocktail parties and class reunions. Now they are finding a steady following at charity and fund-raising events.
Some Los Angeles-area food trucks are working with schools to help raise funds. The schools allow the trucks to park on their lots, serving parents and school supporters who want food truck takeout, and the schools receive a cut of the food truck revenues - about $50 a day – which adds up over time.
Want your school or non-profit organization to benefit from delicious food truck meals? Here’s how to make it happen:
Determine how you’ll do it. You can charge a flat fee to the truck to park at your location or event or request a percentage of sales. You also can ask for a flat-fee donation from the truck’s operator.
Talk to area food truck owners. You have probably seen dozens in your neighborhood, or perhaps you have a favorite. If you can generate a large number of attendees, ask several food trucks with different menus to participate in your fundraiser.
Schedule your event(s). Determine the day and time of your fund-raising event. If this will be a one-time occasion, you may choose to invite only a specific group, such as everyone in your Boy Scout troop and family members. Or you can promote the fundraiser to the general public.
Be sure you have the proper city permits. Usually the food trucks have done all the permit work required, but always check.
Solicit volunteers to help. They’ll direct the trucks to their assigned parking spots, arrange for trash collection and help food truck operators if they need something.
Advertise the event. Make sure your organization’s members know about it and invite them to bring their friends and family. Send a press release to local newspapers and radio stations. Notify the presidents of neighborhood associations and use any appropriate email lists or blogs.
We believe in giving back to the communities that have helped make us a success. When you need catering or fund-raising assistance, call on The Hungry Nomad (877-NOMAD-10), Greenz on Wheelz (855-6Greenz)or Hang 10 Tacos (855-5-Hang-10). We’re here to help.
Food trucks provide a lot of things: a quick meal on the street, a catered dinner for 500, a deluxe dessert buffet at a wedding or a buttoned-down business breakfast. But foodservice marketers are looking to food trucks for something else –information on what consumer want – as they turn the mobile restaurants into public test kitchens.
Many major companies have experimented with food trucks to find out what people on the street want to eat. For example, Frito-Lay parked a truck in the center of Times Square and had a chef perform culinary demos using the company’s products.
Burger King has launched at least 30 food trucks that travel the nation passing out samples of novel menu items, and Sizzler uses its bright red ZZ Truck to offer foods that differ from the ones currently being served in-restaurant. One Sizzler executive described the vehicle as a “rolling test kitchen.”
Other companies have called on food trucks to promote their brands and introduce new products.
Walgreens wants to be known for more than prescriptions. The chain has introduced a custom-made, 40-foot bus called the “Up Market: Fresh” experience that has visited major cities, including Los Angeles. The bus promotes the chain’s fresh-food offerings, with representatives giving food, juice and smoothie samples to consumers.
“Walgreens wants to make sure consumers are aware of the initiatives to transform the traditional drugstore into a health-and-daily-living destination,” said Jim Jensen, Walgreens spokesperson.
Even Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray has used a food truck to promote her new high-end dog food line, Nutrish. The Woof Wagon, as it was dubbed, served samples to passing pooches and their people at different locations in New York City.
When searching for a food truck to serve your valued customers, promote your products or taste test your latest cuisine, turn to The Hungry Nomad, Hang 10 Tacos or Greenz on Wheelz. With extensive experience promoting products for national clients, we know how to showcase your brand. Call us for a confidential consultation.
The Hungry Nomad – 877-Nomad-10
Hang 10 Tacos - 855-5-Hang-10
Greenz on Wheelz – 855-6Greenz
Most observers think of food trucks as great rolling kitchens, serving up delicious meals and snacks to people on the street or at concerts and festivals. Few people know that for most food trucks, catering is a majority of their business.
Although many offer unique or exotic selections, most gourmet food trucks create menus for all types of foodies, ranging from meat-lovers and seafood fans to vegans, vegetarians and people with special diet requirements. Whether your event is a wedding, family reunion, charity fundraiser, holiday party, bar or bat mitzvah, business lunch or outdoor BBQ, food trucks can whip up the perfect meal to satisfy your guests.
Equipped with full mobile kitchens, food truck caterers do more than deliver precooked food. They can prepare deliciously hot, fresh food at your event, workplace or home without stepping inside your kitchen. And because food trucks have professional kitchens and are well stocked, they rarely run out of food or ice.
Food truck caterers also can prepare healthy box lunches, which are convenient for business meetings, training sessions and workshops. With a box lunch in front of them, participants can eat, yet remain focused on the meeting. Sandwiches are a common box lunch item, but food trucks can substitute wraps, tacos or salads instead.
In addition to tasty food created from healthy ingredients, gourmet food truck operators can provide all the chairs, tables, china and silverware you will require. They can hire and manage the servers, bartenders and valet parkers you need, and they will work within your budget to create an event that will make you proud. Some can even recommend photographers, musicians and entertainment for your event.
Our trio of first-class food trucks – Hang 10 Tacos, The Hungry Nomad and Greenz on Wheels – has earned a reputation in Southern California for providing the best of the best and at value prices. We will help ensure that your wedding, convention, festival, photo shoot, class reunion, retirement party or business meeting runs smoothly and that all of your guests go home satisfied. Call us for a no-cost consultation.
Hang 10 Tacos - 855-5-Hang-10
The Hungry Nomad - 877-NOMAD-10
Greenz on Wheelz - 855-6Greenz
A well-planned business lunch can make your company or organization look great and impress your guests. Coordinating such an event may appear daunting, but it’s easy when you plan properly.
Set the Scene
You don’t always need to schedule your luncheon meetings at the company headquarters or in a nearby restaurant. For a change of pace, choose an unusual setting, such as a public garden, local museum or art gallery.
For a memorable meeting, hire a local truck to cater the meal. Gourmet food trucks will work with your plan and budget to create a menu exclusively for you. If you need rentals, such as tables, chairs, linens and china, most food truck operators can arrange that, as well.
Decorate with lovely flower arrangements. Economical bouquets can be picked up at a grocery store and popped into clear glass vases. If you place flower arrangements in the center of the luncheon tables, be sure that diners can see over them.
Meet, Greet and Dine
Buffet dining is often easier to manage - and less expensive - than having servers deliver a plated meal to each diner. Choose foods that most people will eat, such as meats, sandwiches or tacos, and be sure to offer a vegetarian option. Avoid foods that are difficult to eat, messy or require you to eat with your hands, such as corn on the cob. Use place cards to identify each dish on the buffet table. Be sure to note if the dish contains nuts. Most gourmet food trucks can arrange a buffet luncheon and serve large groups with ease.
If your meeting continues past lunch time, ensure that participants have access to snacks – both sweet and healthy – and beverages, such as bottled water and coffee.
If much material will be covered during the meeting or if you plan to distribute numerous printouts, consider emailing the materials to participants after the event or provide them with a low-memory flash drive that they can take when they leave.
Our fleet of Southern California food trucks includes The Hungry Nomad (877-NOMAD-10), Hang 10 Tacos (855-5-Hang-10) and Greenz on Wheelz (855-6Greenz), and we cheerfully serve customers both on the street and at business luncheons. The next time you need catering for a business meeting, party, wedding, family reunion, movie production, photo shoot, festival or convention, give us a call. We will work closely with you to create any menu or meal you want while staying within your budget.
Food trucks are great for serving street food and catering parties. They’ve also proven themselves worthy of promoting new products and services. No matter what your business, you can rent a food truck – with or without a kitchen crew - to market your latest and greatest offering, give away samples, create brand awareness or enhance your product’s image.
With a rented food truck, you can do the same thing that those name brands have done. Create a big event, attend at a concert or festival or show off your product in a food truck, complete with a full professional kitchen. Wrap the truck in a colorful vinyl graphic featuring your logo and product photos. Drive the rolling billboard through the city or across the nation. Park the truck in places where you can reach out to shoppers, walkers, business people or parents – just name your target market. Connect with them where they live, work and play.
A food truck will help get your product in front of your potential customer. When renting a food truck, look for an operation that has an experienced, knowledgeable food truck team that will work closely with you and your promotion from start to finish.
In the LA area, three of the most popular food trucks available for rent are the ones owned by veteran restaurateur Michael Mikhail. They include:
Hang 10 Tacos, a big blue truck that produces mouth-watering tacos or whatever food item your promotion requires. To reach the experienced professionals at Hang 10 Tacos, call 855-5-Hang-10.
Greenz on Wheelz says “Lettuce Serve You” delicious sandwiches and fresh-from-the- garden salads. But the Greenz foodservice team can also prepare most anything your event demands. Call Greenz on Wheelz at855-6Greenz.
The Hungry Nomad offers a diverse menu of American, Mediterranean and European food combinations. But the staff can customize a special event menu just for you or pass out samples of the products you designate. Phone The Hungry Nomad at877-NOMAD-10.
In Seattle, My Sweet Little Cakes serves pancakes and waffles on a stick. Flavors include savory beer with hickory smoked bacon, sweet red velvet buttermilk plus dark cherries and blueberry lemon ricotta covered in honey-lemon syrup. Meanwhile, Houston’s Stick It food truck sells filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables, as well as chipotle honey-glazed chicken with beans and rice. Most everything is served on 10-inch bamboo skewers.
Irvine, Calif., foodies enjoy the Spanish cuisine of Barcelona On The Go. The truck’s “churrasco con chimichurri” (premium-Angus top sirloin with chimichurri sauce) is served atop fresh French fries. In Fort Collins, Colo., Primal Echo offers out-of-the-ordinary crepes, such as the “BBQ Mama,” which combines BBQ tempeh with smoked cheddar cheese, baby spinach, roasted garlic and rosemary sauce.
You can’t go wrong with gourmet food truck food. Food truck operators love to cook, create and serve an appreciative public. For mouth-watering cuisine in Southern California, look no further than this food truck trio:
The big green truck known as Greenz on Wheelz provides fans with a creative selection of seasonal salads and delectable sandwiches. And when it comes to catering, the Greenz team will work with you to create a menu that meets your personal catering needs.
The Hungry Nomad menu is an appetizing combination of American, Mediterranean and European cuisine that mesmerizes the taste buds. When planning your next world-class event, the staff with work with you to customize a personalized party menu.
The blue Hang 10 Tacos truck is famous for lip-smacking tacos made of the freshest ingredients: steak, shrimp, pork, fish and BBQ. The flavors are unforgettable, and the Hang 10 team is available to serve your crowd where they work or play.
These gourmet food trucks can cater events large or small, and each food truck team will dedicate themselves to making your party perfect. Call them for a no-cost consultation and discover how easy and economical your next party can be.
Greenz on Wheelz at 855-6Greenz
The Hungry Nomad at 877-NOMAD-10
Hang 10 Tacos at 855-5-Hang-10