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What does it require to use a Food Truck for an event?
Food Trucks require a minimum guarantee of $1,000-$2,000, depending on the specific Food Truck.
Most Food Trucks are currently located in Orange County or LA County so they require a minimum sales amount to do a catering or private event. If the event is open to the public, the Food Truck will want to be sure that there will be enough people at the event to generate their minimum sales.
Can I get a Food Truck to cater my wedding?
Yes! However, keep in mind that most Food Trucks can serve no more than 100 meals per hour.
Also, Food Trucks usually require a minimum guarantee of $1,000-$2,000 per catering event.
Are Food Trucks allowed in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties?
Yes and No. Food Trucks are not allowed in either county yet on a daily basis. However, they will allowed in San Bernardino County by June, 2012 under the new “Food Truck Event” guidelines.
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, 12/10/13 to lift the restriction against Food Trucks within the county. They will continue to work on the details of the Food Truck program and the new guidelines should allow daily Food Truck activity by March or April, 2014. Each individual city within Riverside County must also enact their own Food Truck guidelines as well. They can mirror the Riv. County guidelines or make them stricter if they choose.
However, in the meantime, Food Trucks will still be allowed for Community and Special Events, Fundraising events, and private catering events.
We certainly hope San Bernardino County takes note of the new Riverside County Food Truck guidelines and makes the appropriate changes to allow daily Food Truck activity in San Bernardino County as well.
Can I get a Food Truck to stop at my business?
Yes and No. If you are planning an event and are paying for all of the food in advance, you can have a Food Truck at your business (minimum order requirements will be from $1000-$2000 depending on the specific Food Truck).
However, if you just want a Food Truck to come by and sell food to the public, that is not yet allowed in San Bernardino or Riverside County.
If Food Trucks are not allowed yet in the Inland Empire, why have I seen them all over San Bernardino & Riverside County?
They were either part of a Community/Special Event or were there for a fundraising event.
If your event is for the benefit of a charity, ministry, or non-profit entity, Food Trucks are generally allowed. Contact the San Bernardino County (909-387-4608) or Riverside County (951-273-9140) Health Department to find out if your event can be approved.
Who is IE Gourmet Food Trucks and what do you do?
We operate the ONLY Hot Food Truck approved commissary in the Inland Empire.
IE Gourmet Food Trucks organizes and promotes Food Truck events. One of the provisions for the new “Food Truck Event” guidelines will require someone to be designated as “Event Organizer”. IE Gourmet Food Trucks will provide and Event Organizer to ensure that all participating Food Trucks are properly permitted and following the County and event guidelines.
If I want to use a Food Truck in the Inland Empire, do I have to go through IE Gourmet Food Trucks?
No. You can look up almost any Food Truck on the internet and contact them directly.
However, by going through IE Gourmet Food Trucks, you can be assured that the Food Trucks will be properly licensed and permitted. And, we will do our very best to make sure that any Food Truck we book is on time for your event.
Does IE Gourmet Food Trucks offer Food Trucks for sale or rent?
Not yet. Once the new Food Truck Event guidelines are released and implemented, we will know the exact requirements for Inland Empire Food Trucks.
You can also contact any of the following companies for specific Food Truck information:
Mobi Munch – www.mobimunch.com
Roaming Hungers – www.roaminghunger.com
Armenco Mfg. – www.cateringtruck.com
However, please keep in mind that these Food Truck manufacturers are currently receiving thousands of emails each month regarding Food Trucks so they may not respond to you quickly.
Can I rent your Commercial Prep Kitchen even though I do not operate a Food Truck?
Since we are not currently affiliated with a commissary, we do not offer access to a commercial kitchen for food truck operators or outside caterers.