Food Truck Catering History
A food truck catering is a form of moving catering service. Here, a truck or big vehicle is equipped like a typical kitchen to cook different foods that are sold to people. Sometimes, the food vehicle may contain ice cream stands where prepackaged or frozen foods can be ordered. Most times, kitchen that is on-board the food truck may be equipped to basically complete cooking of food that have already been cooked half-way from the main kitchen while in some cases, the on-board kitchen may be setup to cook different foods right from the beginning (scratch).
The food truck caterers are known to commonly prepare fast foods such as hamburgers, sandwiches, French pies and snacks. And just recently, ethnic menus such as gourmet cuisine, popcorn making stands and a host of food specialties are being introduced and invented into the food vehicle business. When talking about Street or local food industry now, we will have to be mentioning the food truck alongside the moveable food boots as well as portable food carts, which serve so many people in big cities around the world.
Going to the memory lane, food truck business started in the United State of America (USA) by the Texas Chuckwagon in the nineteenth century. These were food traders who came from the Southwest of USA to sell cattle and cattle parts to those people in the Eastern and Northern parts of the country. The traders would install shelves and drawers into their trucks. The shelves and drawers would house some kitchenware, medical supplies and foods, which may be coffee, dried beans cornmeal, beefs, salty pork and other smoked foods. There would also be barrels of water and slinks or stands where foods can be cooked with woods and charcoals.
The food truck rental service would traditionally provide quick bites or fast foods to people at relatively reasonable price. These portable caterers are patronized not because their foods are affordable alone, but also because they are always available.
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