If you want to book food truck events in Los Angeles with your mobile kitchen, here are a few tips to help. Here’s a secret: it’s not really about how good your food tastes. For more detailed info, check out Firefly’s guide on how to only choose festivals and events that will be profitable for your food truck business.
Plan Ahead to Book Food Truck Events
Make sure you look at the LA festivals and events calendar. Note when you are likely to be free and which ones you can logistically attend. Reach out to event organizers early to see what it takes to participate.
Make Sure Your Food Fits the Event
If you sell burgers, then you probably won’t do well at a Vegan foods festival. Or if the event is in winter, your ice cream truck may not be the best fit.
Carefully choose events that match your vibe and cuisine type. Festival and event organizers will be more likely to accept you. Also, you’ll sell more if your menu is in line with what festival attendees want to eat.
Apply for Event Slots
You may need to apply for a lot of festivals before you will be accepted so don’t worry if you get rejected from some events. Only a few food trucks will be allowed into any event. Be sure to read through the requirements when writing your pitch so you have the best shot possible.
Adhere to Event Rules
Read the fine print and follow the rules to ensure that you are asked back the following year. Also, you want to get paperwork like insurance and licenses to event coordinators fast. Everyone wants to work with people who make their lives easier so this is a quick way to get to the top of their list.
Have a Clean, Good-Looking Food Truck
Above all you need to keep your truck in the best condition possible. Your physical truck is a huge part of the way your brand is perceived. Keep your food truck fresh with an eye-catching wrap, fixing anything that need repair, and keeping it clean. An appealing menu board is important too – no one is impressed by faded pictures of menu items taped all over their windows.
Use Social Media to Book Food Truck Events
Remember, organizers are looking for ways to bring more attendees to the event. Developing a following on social media and sharing events through your channels could give you a competitive edge.
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