Have you found us online because you are considering getting your first or adding to your existing fleet of catering vehicles? If so, then you have certainly arrived at the right place and welcome to Tudor Trailers! If you have already had a had a look through our website, you will know that we specialise in the creation of custom catering trailers for our clients and we are proud of the reputation we have built up over the years.
Catering trailers are a great investment for anyone looking to start their own food business. They are not only mobile, but they also make it easy to prepare and serve food to customers. In this blog post we wanted to go through some of our top tips for custom trailers and what important things need to be considered, which we hope helps you if you are looking for a custom catering trailer.
Determine the trailer's size
The first step is to determine the trailer's size. This will be ruled by the type of food you intend to serve as well as the equipment required. A larger trailer will provide more cooking and preparation space, but it may be more difficult to manoeuvre. However, you will want to be sure that you have enough space to be able to move freely around your trailer. Also, consider whether you will need more than one person in your trailer helping to prepare and serve food and drinks at any one time as this will determine also the size of space you need.
Select an appropriate trailer
The next step is to locate a suitable trailer on which to construct. You can either buy a new trailer or look for a good used one. Look for a trailer with a strong frame and a level surface. This will make installing the necessary equipment easier and ensuring you have a trailer in excellent conditions helps to negate against unforeseen repair and maintenance costs.
Create a design
Once you have a trailer, you will want to design the interior layout. The layout of the trailer should be efficient and allow for easy movement around it. Consider the placement of equipment such as the stove, sink, and refrigerator, as well as the amount of space available for food preparation and storage. This stage is vital and should not be rushed as you will need to have a space designed that’s entirely practical for you to be able to work comfortably and efficiently in your trailer.
Following the creation of the layout, the next step is to install the required equipment. A stove, oven, sink, refrigerator, and storage cabinets may be included. Choose equipment that is appropriate for the type of food you intend to serve and that complies with all health and safety regulations.
Include electricity and plumbing
After you've installed the equipment, you'll need to add electrical and plumbing systems. This will necessitate the assistance of a licenced electrician and plumber. To ensure the trailer's safety, electrical and plumbing systems must be installed in accordance with current legislation requirements.
Call in the experts
Trying to create your own custom catering trailer takes time, money and experience to ensure it is completed correctly. This can be a daunting thought for people, but worry not! We are here to help at Tudor Trailers. We can take care of all of the above for you, ensuring that your new catering trailer is carefully designed and then created to provide you with the mobile catering that you require. We have perfected our approach to ensure the process of getting your new custom catering trailer from us is hassle-free for you.
We have also uploaded a number of images throughout our website to help showcase what you can expect from us as your custom catering trailer provider. If you click HERE, you will be able to view some of the case studies of our projects which our team have proudly worked on and we know from the previous feedback received, that you won’t be disappointed with opting for us as your custom catering trailer creator.
In conclusion, creating a custom catering trailer takes time and effort, it can be a worthwhile investment for your food business. We hope our above tips help give you some excellent ideas of what to consider if you would like to have a new custom catering trailer this year.
If you would like more information about how we can help you here at Tudor Trailers with the custom catering trailer services we provide, then we would love to hear from you. You can call us on 01934 420033 and we look forward to speaking with you soon. If you prefer, you can request an instant quote online and once received, we will be in touch with you.