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5 Tips for Hiring a Food Truck

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People love ordering food from a food truck! It’s fun and provides a party atmosphere for your event. If you’re running a conference, it gets participants up and outside and hopefully energized.

Here are 5 tips for hiring a food truck.

1) Plan ahead. Popular food trucks are booking events 3-6 months in advance.

2) Taste test. If you’re able, definitely try out the food truck before booking your event. Check them out at a community event. How was the service and quality of food? At a busy event, you’ll be able to see how they work under pressure.

3) Be prepared for a food minimum or a Food Truck Fee. Why? A company is bringing a restaurant to your location. There are transportation, staffing, permitting, liability insurance and food costs that they have to cover to serve your customers.

4) Know your city permitting codes. Every city and town is different. Contact your board of health and fire department and ask what they require. It’s doesn’t mean you need to get permitted but if the food truck you hire is not, your town health inspector will not allow them to serve.

5) Have fun! Many food trucks come equipped with speakers and can play fun music to welcome your guests.

Want help planning your event? Contact Holyoke Hummus Today!

New Year's Day Game Day

We look forward to hosting our annual New Year’s Day Game Day at the Holyoke Hummus Cafe. We’ll have piles of board games but encourage you to bring your favorite. Come relax and ease into 2019. As in years past, we’ll have some cartoons playing too!

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#1 Hot Sauce in Western Mass

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Holyoke Hummus entered Kitchen Garden Farm’s Chilifest Hot Sauce competition and we won Best Hot Sauce. Woohoo! Our hot sauce is High Street Schug: Jalapenos, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and more yummy spices. Come to the cafe for the recipe. We received this wonderful chili crown, certificate and beautiful books. Thank you Kitchen Garden Farm!