Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Food Truck Weddings!

To be honest, I hadn't given much thought to food trucks as wedding caterers....not until Brandon, owner and head chef of the Wandering Dago, contacted me. After that, well, food trucks were all I could think about.

(c) Wandering Dago

Having evolved over the years from the basic pretzel, knish, and dirty water dog (a personal favorite of mine) to true culinary masterpieces, food trucks have taken center stage. Move over kitschy kitchens and bourgie bistros, the food truck revolution has arrived. 

And so has Wandering Dago. Originating from Montana, Brandon made his way to the Hudson Valley by way of Colorado and Brooklyn. He and his partner-in-crime, Andrea (an environmental lawyer) moved to Schenectady and started in the college town-food truck industry but it just didn't click. So what's a food truck guy to do?

(c) Wandering Dago

Well, if you're Brandon, you put your thinking cap on (which also happens to be a chef hat) and you start cooking....but not for people just strolling down the sidewalk - no, you start cookin' for weddings.

And not just small backyard shindigs, we're talking big, 300-guest weddings. With a fully stocked commercial kitchen in the truck, the Wandering Dago comes prepared to create delicious dishes using locally sourced meats and vegetables grown in the their very own garden. Brandon works with the future bride and groom to create a completely custom menu tailored to their wants, needs, and budget.

Once the menu is set and the big day has arrived, the WD truck arrives at the venue early in the morning to begin setup. Brandon supplies the tables for food service and although he recommends buffet style (see his great blog post here), he can also accommodate family style, full service, or truckside service. The WD crew works hard to prepare amazing food and provide excellent service to the newly weds and their guests!

(c) Wandering Dago

(c) Wandering Dago

(c) Wandering Dago

While a food truck is not as conventional as a traditional caterer, there are so many bonuses. There's no need to rent a kitchen tent when hiring a food truck. The entire kitchen is self contained and hidden. Plus a food truck adds that hip, sort of quirky vibe for a truly unique event. Additionally, the cost per person can much less expensive than a traditional banquet hall or caterer.

For more information on how to hire WD for your next event, please hop on over to his website:

Schenectady, NY 
phone: 720-271-9728

Happy Planning (and Eating!), 

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