Written by Kon-Tiki Taco
The nature of parties and events has evolved in recent years. Chicken and baked potatoes don’t cut it anymore – hosts and guests look for something better.
There have never been more choices in how to entertain than there are today. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way. Once upon a time dinners required tables and chairs, three courses on one-size-fits-all plates and getting stuck sitting next to the wrong people.
Now event meals can be a variety of things. Food stations allow us to choose how little or how much of what we want to eat. Meals are very often more casual, and that’s something almost everyone welcomes. The menus are as varied as the imagination, while event venues can be much more interesting than the standard hotel ballrooms with food truck and mobile catering equipment.
At the forefront of this is taco cart catering. This is not your grandmother’s caterer – which is not to say grandmothers can’t enjoy them too. When mobile taco catering is the structure of a celebration it’s because tacos have reached a certain level of universal appeal. Adults love them, kids love them – and the adults love the fact the kids love them.
But tacos can take on a decidedly corporate appeal as well. Professional event planners cite taco caterers as a smart choice for several reasons:
Event planners who want the event to be well managed – Tacos in their many iterations – chorizo, chicken, fish, carne asada, etc. – are efficiently served in a mobile taco catering set up. The equipment is self-contained such that they can go just about anywhere. Of course, you should check the reviews of the catering company to check that they hire smart staff and deliver meals as promised.
Party givers who want their guests to mingle – The idea of events is for people to meet scores of other attendees, not just those sitting across a table from them. This is why food stations, high-top tables and conversation areas have replaced the sit-down formal dinners of yesteryear. You choose who to eat with, what to eat, and chances are you get a lot more conversation and variety as a result – not to mention being faced with a baked potato you would never have ordered if given the option.
Celebration organizers who want the experience to last – Taco caterers serve up tacos, but in fact there is so much more. Made to order in front of each guest, the interaction involved in choosing your ingredients make this your taco. It’s part of the fun of the event, in addition to moving around and truly getting to know other people in attendance.
Indeed, the mobile, taco-centered meal is the modern way to entertain. But really it accomplishes what hosts since the time of Dolly Madison have sought to achieve – a rocking good time for all in attendance.