What You Should Look for When Designing Your Dream Food Truck

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Food Truck Appliances and Work Flow

Designing food trucks, in many aspects of it, is similar to designing a restaurant commercial kitchen. The two key factors are how much space you have and what you are cooking. There are many kinds of different food trucks: a taco truck, a pizza truck, salad bar truck or sushi truck, and each menu requires a completely unique set of restaurant equipment.

These mobile kitchens are either equipped with electrical appliances, gas appliances or a combination of the two. If you have many electrical appliances, ex. An ice cream machine, Panini press, blenders… you will need a high-powered generator to power these units. We like the 10 000W Honda generator, but there are other options as well. If you have gas appliances, you will want to have two 100 lb propane tanks installed on the back of your food truck or concession trailer.

Although there are many similarities between a restaurant kitchen and food truck kitchen, there is one big difference. A mobile kitchen is much smaller than a restaurant kitchen. In order for the food truck kitchen to be operational, its design needs to be done carefully. This plan needs to consider workflow, which appliances will be heavily used, and prep space, among other things.

When it comes to a commercial kitchen you are dealing with cooking, chilling, storing and serving in a smaller space.  You will need to plan for:

  • Mobile Kitchen Prep and Storage Areas
  • Food Truck Refrigeration
  • Food Truck cooking appliances
  • Electrical appliances
  • Sinks and Water system

With Venture Food Trucks, the sky is the limit for your dream kitchen. We will help you to find the best solutions for your kitchen needs as well as the proper design of your future commercial kitchen. Contact us today at 1.855.405.2324 to get a free quote and discuss the possibilities.