Late spring and early summer are popular times for larger get-togethers, such as college reunions and, as we move into summer, company picnics. Organizers are always looking for planning ideas to spice up these occasions, enticing people to participate and, above all, to make sure that they have a great time.
Party and food planning are our specialty. As you probably know, Jerry’s Kitchen offers event catering, including graduations and birthdays parties, throughout the Philadelphia region. We are happy to cater other events as well.
Always keep in mind that what often excites people about events, draws them in and inspires them to talk is food. I know that sounds so obvious that it need not be said (or written). But it can easily be assumed (for good reason) that guests come to an event for the company that they’re going to find there. Or because of some great fun theme that will entertain everyone. Or, in the case of company picnics, because they have no choice.
People love to be surprised, and nothing surprises them like food. Moreover, food is not just what’s on your plate. It also contributes to the ambience, social dynamics, and overall organizational flow, which together make a big contribution to your guests’ pleasure.
If you are a planning a reunion or company picnic (or you know the person who is responsible), why not consider a food truck (or food trucks)? Why, you might wonder. How is a food truck going to create a fun, memorable event?
People love food and they also love food trucks. Food trucks generate excitement even before food is served, and produce all the more excitement after the food starts coming. Today, with food trucks widely celebrated for tasty and creative cuisines, I can promise you that you will attract guests because they are eager to try your food truck fare(s).
So food trucks will give you excitement and draw. In addition, they will also save your guests from assigned or required seating, which often make them feel trapped. Most will want to mingle, especially at a reunion where they will want to talk with old friends and acquaintances. Food trucks lend themselves to that kind of social flow.
Another advantage of food trucks is that the food is ongoing, often served over an extended period, which will help with lines and congestion. Yes, many guests will probably still choose to line-up sooner. But, if you share the time frame for food service, people may opt to continue chatting and queue for food later.
Just a few thoughts to keep in mind in this season of reunions and picnics. Food is fun, and food trucks can make an important contribution to the festive spirit.
Pork & beef tacos were excellent -many commented. The truck created a great atmosphere. 10/10 . The fish tacos were a dissapointment. The fish meat was crushed not chunky/flakey nor blackend as we were expecting 3/10. The dinner was good. Excellent chicken, nice flavors 8/10. The beef was tough - 5/10. Cook staff were efficient, and cleaned fast. The party help lacked initiative, speed and alertness 3/10. Overall I would recommend, although caution against fish and party help. Thanks
Jerrys kitchen was easy to work and communicate with! They were quick to answer any concerns or questions we had. The staff was prompt, efficient and friendly at our daughters first birthday party. Our food choices were delicious and our guests were pleased. Our only complaint was the portion size in the sandwiches were on the smaller size (sausage and some cheesesteaks) . Otherwise, I would definitely recommend to others. Thank you! ????
We had a terrific experience with Jerry's Kitchen! They served 60 guests for my husband's 50th birthday party. We chose the taco menu and the food was delicious! Having a food truck made it fun for our guests and much easier on me! Everyone at Jerry's Kitchen was a pleasure to work with. They responded to my initial inquiry very quickly, made it easy to set our menu and serving time, and served all our guests very quickly. I definitely will use them again!
Working with Jerry's Kitchen was awesome! We needed three different food trucks for a large scale event with Nomadness Travel Tribe, and they delivered a variety. As a pescitarian, I was truly impressed with how accommodating they were for those of us with dietary restrictions. They handles what ended up being approaching 500 people flawlessly. Thanks again!
We had a great experience with Jerry's! My guests thought the chicken sandwiches were the best they ever had! The staff was on time, freindly and professional. Scott was easy to work with, and addresssd all my questions in the planning process in a timely manner. I would definilty recommend them, and use them again.Jill Marchione
Overall great experience. Jessica was very easy to work with and accommodating. The team showed up on time and the food was ready as promised. Family raved about the fries:) Overall great food...we had the taco's and the cheese steaks. We had a positive experience and would definitely recommend Jerry's Kitchen
My husband's birthday is the Fourth of July, so I love to plan a party for him..But, I am always on the lookout for something a bit different, for his party.. The food truck parked in our driveway, and our guests loved going out to the Food Truck, to 'place their orders' ! Your staff were were very professional but also, very friendly! The food was perfect for a summer party! We couldn't be happier!
We wanted a food truck for my daughter's graduation party. Jerry's Kitchen was the PERFECT solution! Delicious food, on time, and served to my guests in my backyard left me able to enjoy the party myself! Jessica was great to work with in planning our menu (tacos, guac, french fries), estimating amount of food, and staying within my budget. Plus the food truck was a great novelty for the party--the truck is very colorful and Jessica tailored her food menu sign to honor the guest of honor--our daughter, making her (and her guests) smile. Cheers to Jerry's Kitchen!!
Jerry's Kitchen Food Truck was the talk of my daughter's graduation party! The food tasted great and came out quickly. Jessica's guidance throughout the process (choosing the menu, providing a tasting, & determining appropriate portions) was instrumental in helping to create an awesome atmosphere for the party.
Had a wonderful experience working with Scott Kaplan to coordinate the food truck at a birthday event. He was incredibly responsive during planning, & even helped me secure tent, tables & party supplies. His team was prompt and professional when they arrived at my home and the food quality and service was excellent. My guests LOVED the fried chicken sandwiches in addition to the array of tacos. I would absolutely recommend Jerry's Kitchen for your next party and plan to engage them again
I think you guys did a great job. May have picked a different pasta salad if we had known it was a red sauce but many still liked it though different than their expectation. Chicken italiano was amazing. Heard rave reviews and no detractors. Friendly service. Everything seemed clean. Very quick. Many were surprised and said it changed their opinion of food trucks!! Would definitely use again when needed.
first of all they bailed me out of a last minute cancellation and i will be forever grateful! the grads would have been so disappointed if i had to get trays from the supermarket! jessica is incredibly capable and professional but also VERY efficient and professional! EVERYTHING was SO easy for me even down to the payment! the food was outstanding- all my guests were SO impressed by the quality, variety, and quantity!! i didn't have to shop, cook or clean up so i got to enjoy my guests too!!
My wife and I wanted to do something different for our daughters HS graduation party.. We thought about a food truck but didn't know where to find one that would come to Chester County Pa. Â I came across Jerry's Kitchen on line with great reviews. Â They were right. We just celebrated this past Saturday at our house in the back yard. Â Jerry's truck pulled onto the lawn and opened up shop. Â Jessica was very responsive and accommodating with our menu. Â We all loved the food, service. Â My wife and I loved the fact Jerry's Kitchen when finished just packed up and pulled out. Â Sooo convenient!If your looking for top notch service, convenience and great food. Â Call Jessica at Jerry's Kitchen!
Working with Jessica was amazing, no pressure and no hassles. I was planning my wife's birthday party and Jess gave me so many options and ideas for the menu....we finally decided on a burger menu and they delivered, WOW! We had about 90 guests and I was concerned that we may have lines for food, Jess assured me that they could handle it, and they did. Everyone, and I mean everyone, raved about the food, the service and the delivery. Well done Jerry's Kitchen. Highly recommend these folks!
Our entire experience with Jerry's Kitchen and the team was fantastic. The food was unbelievable. There wasn't a single empty stomach and everyone had nothing but good things to say about the food and service. We highly recommend Jerry's Kitchen and will definitely use them for future events!
Jerry's kitchen was fabulous. I had my daughters confirmation and it was late on a weeknight. I wanted my guests to pull up after church and be served right away! My guests were thrilled. Food was delicious, the staff was fabulous and the clean up was next to none for me! I would highly recommend Jerry's Kitchen!!! ??
Not knowing much about the food truck scene, we found Jerry's Kitchen online and booked for my son's Graduation Party...we could not have been luckier!! The customer service provided by Jessica and Scott (the owner) was top notch, the truck added a ton of ambiance at the party and the food was super tasty!! We loved them and so did all our party guests. I would highly recommend Jerry's Kitchen, but don't book before I do for our next event!!!
We had a great experience with Jerry's Kitchen! Jessica was very responsive and easy to get in touch with, she was also on top of providing the insurance certificate and setting up a site visit (something we didn't even think of). Chef Rob showed up with plenty of time on the day and was very helpful towards my mom who was providing some food as well. The food was awesome! We had a few meat eaters who were nervous about vegan tacos but we didn't get any complaints. Would definitely recommend!
We hired Jerry's Kitchen for our son's college graduation party at our home. It was a huge hit!!! Scott Kaplan was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. Everyone raved about the creativity, the food and the staff service at the party. Our menu items were cheesesteaks and fries, pulled pork, pulled chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese as a side- the orders came up quickly, hot and delicious!! We would use them again in a heartbeat. We recommend them highly.
We had Jerry's Food Truck serve our guests at a casual engagement celebration at a cute retro bowling alley in Manayunk. Everyone kept telling me how much they loved the food and that having a food truck was a fun idea.The best part of the "Jerry's experience" was Jessica. She helped me with the menu and was very polite and sweet. I kind of bombarded her with questions via email as I've never had a food truck at a party. Jessica is a great asset to this company.
Jerry's Kitchen catered our son's Bar Mitzvah. It was a fast pace to keep up with a big crowd (about 150), and they did well. The food was amazing- we chose them for their seitan steak substitute and everyone raved about it! We're only disappointed there weren't more french fries left over- they were absolutely delicious! My son wanted an ice cream sundae bar for dessert, and Stephanie, the party planner who works with them, set up a beautiful display. We would definitely hire them again!