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The popularity of street food vans and the delicious food they produce makes catering vans an attractive choice for events and gatherings. Offering an array of all-time favourite foods as well as some more unusual and gourmet dishes, choosing a mobile food van for your event gives you some appetising options. For food van hire in your area browse below or request quotes.
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We are a street food company delivering a variety of exciting handmade sandwiches & sides. Offering both hot and cold options on a host of fresh breads. We can cater for up to 200 people of all...
You may think you've tried focaccia and know it as a dry white bread with a few sparse toppings. But here at The Real Focaccia Company we do things properly. Focaccia is associated usually with Genoa...
WE are Warwickshire Events. WE are a family business with over 10 years experience within the exhibition and events industry. WE can help you if you are planning a small event, a party, a corporate...
Ice cream van hire with a unique menu over 50 diffrent ice cream creations with crazy topping big hit at schools for all events from party’s to school fates festivals carnivals work party’s...
we offer over 65 different sundaes from Ferrero Rocher, nutella, peanut butter skittles, mini eggs. Also doughnuts with ice cream, chocolate waffles with ice cream and over 50 different sauces and...
We now can cover any large event in Birmingham or surrounding areas, we are registered with the local council and fully insured for public liability. Bring a smile to children and adults faces...
Unlike your standard Ice Cream vans, Gelato Italia offer a unique well presented service, either with a traditional ice cream van or an scooping bicycle carts specific for events. Our Gelato Ice...
Ice cream van with whippy and soft scoop ice cream, plus all lollies, slush, canned drinks and sweets. We can do parties and corporate events, carnivals, fairs, birthdays and weddings. We have...
Saddleworth Catering Company ethos is based around our core values of producing high quality sustainable food from farms in and around Saddleworth as well as being reasonable priced and delivered by...
“Crepes and Galettes are a great platform to initiate, educate and start discovering the several culinary specialities of the French Terroir”. For decades, Creperies around France have moved away...
Not just your ordinary fish and chips... We have a great looking fish and chip trailer from which we offer top quality own recipe food. Our trailer is always the centre of attention and food raved...
Everything is 100% homemade with no artificial flavors and strictly no MSG and is gluten free. We are very passionate about our food. It is prepared with TLC (tender loving chicken). The proof is in...
My business Truly Scrumptious will be a new and fresh look at your wedding. I will serving a perfectly cooked tasty Belgium waffle with delicious toppings full of goodness down to naughty chocolate...
Cakey McCakeFace by Wilma's Cupcakery is a gourmet food trailer that supplies humans all over England with gloriously tasty bespoke cupcakes, ice creams, cake slices, afternoon teas, unique iced...
I am a chef who has a passion for rustic flavoured food. Food marinated to perfection served out of a bespoke catering unit or your kitchen facilities providing a service for all types of events.
From crepes & coffee, waffles & hot chocolate, barista service coffee, our range of gourmet burgers or a bespoke service tailored just for your event. We source local suppliers, who like...
Our beautifully renovated horsebox can come to your event where we will freshly prepare delicious woodfired pizzas using a fine selection of both locally- sourced and authentic Italian ingredients. A...
Fallone's Pizzas is a mobile artisan authentic Neapolitan Pizza catering service. We are a family business providing delicious authentic wood-fired pizzas to any location from our converted...
123 Partytime is a family run business making memorable days with our Inflatable Hot Tubs, Bouncy Castles and all the extras you need Relax in one of our LAY-Z-SPA hot tubs, which are ideal for...
We love tacos. In fact we just love food, and our travels to Mexico, Asia, Australia, India, South America, Europe (and the UK!) have inspired many of our tacos. We are lucky to be surrounded by some...
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Killins Kitchen offer West Country food and catering services in Bristol and beyond in their unique food van. All of their meat is obtained from a local family butchers and all fish is obtained from local independent fish merchants, ensuring high quality and personal service. Able to cater for weddings, parties, private or corporate functions and festivals, Killins Kitchen serve their wide range of produce from their specialist food van.
What do you need to know from an organiser in order to provide a comprehensive quote?
To provide an accurate quote, I need to know as much as they do about the event they are organising. Obviously, the date and start time, as well as how long the trade will last and whether there are any obstacles. This could be the location, dietary requirements or lack of power and water. I also need to know how many they want catering for and what they have in mind - burgers or fillet steak! The more they tell me, the more accurate I can be.
What advice would you give to a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would check their reviews and see what other people are saying about their services. Always ask about the produce and their limitations, strengths and weaknesses. This will help you formulate whether the provider is right for you and give you confidence in booking them. I'd also ask if they can offer something slightly different. Even if you don't necessarily want it, it is good to see how accommodating they are to your needs.
Please tell us a little bit about how and why you started the business.
Killins Kitchen came about when I hit the big 30! I studied hospitality management in Switzerland and worked as a restaurant manager since I graduated in many large companies. Whilst enjoying it, I had this overwhelming urge to have my own business and offer my customers great quality produce at fantastic value. I knew I could offer a better product to the public at a better price so why work hard for someone else when I can work hard for myself.
Please tell us about a booking you've had through Add to Event, how did it go? Would you recommend us to others?
I have my own regular pitch but I rely on Add to Event to gain larger events. I have been with Add to Event for over two years now and I can not recommend them highly enough. At any event that I get talking to other traders I always mention them, as I believe it is a great platform for any business to be a part of. Every event I have done has been successful but one that stands out for me was a glamping site at Glastonbury festival. It was a new venture for the organiser and we were both eager to have a great experience. I would serve 300 people breakfast, from the van, in a space of 2 hours each day and then stay open for lunch and dinner throughout the festival. Everyone enjoyed the food and through Add to Event I now have a great contact and will be back this year with the site being twice the size. Through this platform I have gained many positive events and formed great working relationships. I will always recommend the website as I would be lost without it.
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Booking a Food Van
Jacket potatoes, ice creams, burritos, pizza and specialist teas are just some of the intriguing options catering vans can offer your event. Perhaps you’re organising a market or local event and need a street food van that’s going to draw in a crowd, maybe you’re looking for something unique for your wedding, or perhaps you’re a foodie and want a specialist hot food van at your next event.
Whatever your criteria our list of suppliers offer something for everyone. Whichever fast food van or caterer you choose, they will work with you help make your event a success. Browse suppliers for some inspiration or use our quote request form to contact available suppliers in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to hire a food van?
The cost of hiring a food van can vary depending on a number of factors including the number of guests, length of hire and where they are based. One way of cutting down costs is to have guests to pay for the food themselves, thus cutting down the hire charge. If you’re ready to hire you can gain multiple quotes from local suppliers using our request quotes form.
How can I find a cheap food van for my event?
As with anything in life, you get what you pay for so do make sure you’re considering quality as well as price. By opting for a food van over a sit down meal, the cost is certain to be less as you won't need to hire any tableware, you may well save yourself some more money too as there won’t be any need to hire staff either.
What types of food vans are available to hire?
The great thing about food vans is that they come in all shapes and sizes. Add to Event can help find you a caterer serving out of Citroen H Vans or even old ambulances! As well as different styles of vehicles, there’s a wide range of cuisines available from burger vans to Asian mobile catering.
Can I hire vegetarian food vans and vegan food vans?
Food Vans can almost always cater for dietary requirements, including gluten free, and will often have prepared for this in advance. This is something that you should discuss with your provider well before the event.
Can I hire a food van for a wedding?
Food vans are a great choice of food for weddings, particularly those going for a festival vibe wanting multiple cuisines! Because of the type of food typically served by food vans, serving times can be quite quick too so this works very well when providing evening food.
What do food vans need to operate?
Many food vans are self-sufficient and others that rely on exterior power will often supply their own generators. However, some may require external power or water to operate and so it is important to ask your caterer about this before the event. If your provider requires these external supplies, make sure to check with your venue that these will be available.
Is there anything else I should be aware of?
All food vans should have a valid health and hygiene certificate to show when asked. As well as this, it’s a good idea to make sure they have Public Liability Insurance too.
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