Catering vans are very popular nowadays as these are cheaper than renting stalls on a building. These are usually used for food businesses such as sandwiches, burger, pizza and everything on the go including drinks. These businesses are hits today because people can grab something to eat in an instant especially if they are very busy or in a hurry. Catering vans are also used if a restaurant is catering a party or an event. The materials as well as foods that will be used for the event will be traveled using the van. Whether you will use the catering van to sell foods or just use this when you have catering events, you need to decide if you will buy or rent this. If you don’t have the money to buy a catering van for your food business or you will not be using this often because you seldom accept catering services, the other option is to rent a catering van. You can rent this only when you need this for your catering service or get a lease contract if you will be using this for your food business.
Here are the steps on how to rent a catering van.
- Prepare the things that you will need in renting a catering van. These are credit card, computer with Internet connection and phone.
- Decide on the size of the catering van. The size will depend on the things that you will put in the van including the foods. If you will use this for the catering service, think how many tables and chairs you need to put on the van as well as the foods and utensils that will be used. Tables that can be folded will use lesser space than those that can’t be folded. You may need a larger space if tables and chairs can’t be folded. If you will be using the van to sell foods, consider the fridge and other things that you will put in the van to operate your business properly.
- Check companies that offer catering van rental services. Turn on your computer and access the Internet. Browse for companies that offer catering van rentals. Check for the companies near your place so you don’t have to travel far to pick this up. Check the prices, requirements as well as the terms on each company. You can also call the companies and inquire via phone. If you personally know someone who owns a catering van rental business, you may be able to get a cheaper deal. Furthermore, you can check with car rental stores if they offer catering van. You will not usually see this on their display but there are companies that can find one for you. You will not be able to get this on the same day you inquired but if you can wait, then they might be able to arrange this for you. That’s why it’s also important to get a reservation ahead of the schedule. This is to ensure that you will have something to use on the day needed. Compare the companies and see which one is best for you.
Once you decide on which company you will be renting the catering van from, go to their office and pay the needed amount.