For this project we started with a new 18' Nexthaul trailer, we knew it was a well-built trailer compared to others on the market and would withstand what we were about to throw at it!
Since we were starting with a blank canvas, heating AC and ventilation was first on out priority list.
We then looked at local health department codes and started to design the power and plumbing. We installed the hot water heater, water pump, sinks, 20 gal. fresh water reserve and 45 gal. grey water tank which we mounted under the trailer.
Work space design
After painting the floor and adding a dividing wall it was time to design where the tables, refrigerators and food equipment will go. We call this, "the dance". Its imperative to lay out your food truck to maximize space and to ensure all employees have a viable working space without getting in each others way during service.
This food truck will have an open kitchen concept. There's no doubt about it, customers love to watch their food being cooked!
All food will be prepared out on the custom decking we designed. The decks will clip together during service and pack up in three sections for transport. All three decks attach to the back door and are supported by our custom leveling jacks.
Health departments love how this truck has so many ways to cook and heat up food.
Feeding Friends-Z is equipped with two 36" iron flattops, one of which converts to grill grates if desired. There's also two 44" vertical smokers that handle everything from pizza to chicken wings. There are two open burners for boiling and frying and two steam tables inside the truck with a cold station to handle the orders.
To finish the look of the trailer we added two raw edge cut tables. One from a sweet gum tree in Georgia for the high-top bar and another cedar table for the service window. We also built a 10' back lit LED sign, added railings, a fence, and a pull-out awning for the cooking decks.
Time to book an event!