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  • What type of events does Home Bites serve?
    We enjoy preparing our food for all sorts of events. Grad Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Company Meetings, Church gatherings – any event where people are hungry for a good time and great food!
  • What’s a Food Truck Minimum?
    A food truck minimum represents the lowest fee we charge for participating in your event, regardless of the number of attendees. These minimums are necessary to cover expenses such as fuel costs, staffing, and travel time required to reach your location. As we enter our third year of operation, we've come to realize that despite organizers' best efforts and expectations, reality often differs significantly. Factors like low turnout and an oversupply of truck operators can lead to frustration and financial losses for all parties involved. In response to this challenge, we've implemented a new policy. If we're uncertain about the potential turnout at an event, we'll request a guaranteed minimum amount of $1250.00. This means that if your guests' pre-tax purchases fall below this amount, you'll be responsible for covering the difference. While this is our general rule, we're open to considering exceptions on a case-by-case basis. We firmly believe that event organizers must take ownership of the risks inherent in their events. It's unfair to shift the burden of uncertainty onto us as food truck operators. By working together transparently and collaboratively, we can ensure the success and viability of all our events.
  • What are your days of operation?
    Home Bites operates. by appointment / reservation only. Our schedule can be found here: Truck Schedule | home bites
  • Do I need to have a permit to have my event catered?
    Some cities and counties in and around the Seattle metro area may require a permit for food trucks. Fees typically range from $50-$200. Generally, permits are not required for events held on residential property but if your event is taking place in a city that requires a permit and we do not already have one on file, the cost of the permit may be included as part of the event fee. Please check your city for its requirements.
  • I'm planning a wedding. Is a food truck going to save me money?
    Compared to traditional food catering, food trucks would cost you less alot less. Traditional caterers charge upwards of $60-$70 per person for food at weddings, but with food truck catering, it would cost about $15-$40 depending on the menu selections. Keep in mind that there are other things to consider other than price such as wait times. The following article from Bride.com offers some good insight on using a food truck for your special occasion. Food Truck Wedding Catering: Everything You Need to Know (brides.com) Home Bites offers an alternative to our food truck which will allow you to still enjoy our delicious foods without being concerned about wait times. Follow this link Themed Catering Menus
  • Why should I hire a food truck?
    In general, food trucks are a growing trend sweeping the nation, representing a $1.4B market in the U.S. Aside from day-to-day food truck businesses, people are also becoming increasingly aware of the fact that food trucks are a perfect option for events and catering. If you're considering hiring a food truck for a corporate event, it's not necessarily about dollars and cents. That said, you can save money. These days food trucks offer delicious, healthy, even gourmet cuisine that your employees or customers will savor and generally speaking, made to order and therefore fresher than you might get with a traditional catering service. Hiring a food truck for your corporate event is one of the most straightforward catering options. A food truck drives up to the venue, takes a few minutes to set up equipment, opens the window, and starts serving people. After the event, you won’t have to deal with dirty dishes or left-over food. Mobility and speed are key benefits of hiring a food truck, and the food truck operator and their staff will do almost all of the work for you. Like all other businesses, most food trucks need unique selling points to differentiate themselves from their competition. The result is that you will be able to find a food truck that offers unique dishes in addition to traditional meals. Having said all of the above, if you have large numbers to feed and time constraints, be careful to keep the menu lean so that your group can be served quickly!
  • Is it possible to order in advance?
    Yes. We offer the convenience of accepting orders up to 48 hours in advance of the event. This is a great way to order at public events!
  • Do you charge a "travel fee"?
    For events that are outside the greater Seattle metropolitan area, we may charge a travel/mileage fee to cover labor, utilities and fuel. For events within the greater Seattle metropolitan area, usually there is no travel fee.
  • What is the difference between a "hosted", a "private" and a "public" event?
    A Hosted event is paid for in full by the event host and the event guests can keep their wallets tucked away. For both Private and Public events, each guest will pay their own way. The difference is a Private event is for invited guests only (for example, a company party) while a Public event is open to everybody (such as a carnival or street fair).
  • I am hosting a private event and you have so many options on your menu! Will my guests have to wait a long time to get their food?
    Typically for events with limited serving time, we will ask you to select a number of options (4-7) that cover your preferences and any dietary restrictions that your guests may have. This lends itself to speedy service and happy guests!
  • What kind of kid-friendly menu options do you offer
    Home Bites serves at school events on a regular basis as we have many options that kids can enjoy. Chicken nuggets, mac n cheese and burger sliders to name a few
  • Do you offer halal meats?
    Yes. Most of our meats are halal. Our burgers are generally not as our beef mixture contains bacon. You can special order halal burgers at no additional cost.
  • How does Home Bites handle dietary concerns and food allergies for customers?
    At Home Bites, we prioritize the health and satisfaction of our customers. We understand the importance of catering to various dietary concerns and food allergies. To ensure your guests safety and well-being, we are always willing to make any necessary adjustments to our cooking process. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we strive to create a delightful dining experience for all our customers. ```
  • Can I mix and match items from your "Themed Menus"
    Yes. When filling out our quotation form, simply pick "custom menu" and pick the items you are interested in.
  • Can I make alterations to the ingredients used due to dietary restrictions?
    We often have clients with dietary challenges. You can note any restrictions on your "quote request form" and we will work with you to ensure that any dietary challenges are addressed.
  • How do I go about booking your truck?
    If you wish to book our truck, please complete our request form here. We will respond with a detailed quote for your event. Alternatively you may contact us at events@eathomebites.com Once your chosen menu has been established, pricing has been agreed upon and the date is set, we will issue a contract outlining the terms and conditions of our agreement, listing all details (menu selection, fees, service hours etc). A deposit of 35% is required for confirmation of booking and balances are due 14 days in advance of the event.
  • What is your cancellation policy? Is my deposit refundable?
    Home Bites requires a 35% deposit to secure any event. If you decide to cancel your event (for a reason other than an act of god) Cancellations made more than 30 days before the event will incur a 25% fee of the deposit amount. Cancellations within 20 to 30 days before the event will incur a 50% fee of the deposit amount. Cancellations less than 20 days before the event, the entire deposit will be forfeited. Raincheck policy: If your event cannot be held due to weather or acts of God, Home Bites will work with you to reschedule the event to a different available date as close to the original date as possible. Covid Policy: If your event cannot be held due to covid-related illness or exposure, we will work with you to reschedule the event. If it cannot be held due to newly-issued government restrictions, Home Bites will either issue a refund (partial or whole) or reschedule the event, whichever you prefer.
  • How far in advance should I book my event?
    We cannot always guarantee open time slots, so the sooner you book the quicker you can secure the date. In most cases we need to book at least two (2) weeks in advance to properly schedule staff for the event. Please fill out our Request Form so we can save a spot for you and contact you to discuss.
  • How can I sample your food prior to booking?
    You are always welcome to meet our truck at any public event where we are serving. You can find out where we will be and when here: Events | Homebites Alternatively, we can schedule a tasting at our kitchen. Tastings are billed at a rate determined by the number of dishes being sampled. Typically a charge of $75 per couple will be applied and up to 100% of this may be deducted from your invoice (tasting reimbursements will depend upon the size of your event) if you decide to book with us. You can click the "Book Now" button below to view or book one of our tasting sessions.
  • We want buffet style, but I’m not sure about the difference between Standard Buffet and Full-Service Buffet.
    We offer various options for buffet service, designed accommodate differing situations and/or budget challenges. Drop-off Our drop-off catering involves the delivery of ordered food, in aluminum disposable containers (hot food, salads, appetizers) and plastic containers (sauces garnishes). We offer single use chaffing stands that come complete with lids, sternos (heating candles) and plastic serving utensils at an extra cost Standard Service Our standard catering involves the delivery and setup of the buffet, placement of serving utensils, and replenishment of the menu items as needed. Pick-up occurs at the completion of the meal service time and is limited to the buffet related items only. Staff does not stay past the meal service period. Full Service – no setup Our full service catering involves the delivery and setup of the buffet placement of serving utensils, and replenishment of the menu items as needed. We will not set up tables, chairs or any other equipment not related to the buffet. Closing of the buffet occurs at the completion of the meal service period and pickup occurs at the end of the event as to not disrupt activities. Staff remains on-site for the duration of the event, and is responsible for all bussing, trash removal and breakdown of any equipment ordered. Full Service – with setup Our full-service catering involves the delivery and setup of equipment ordered, placement of tables, chairs and place settings according to clients specifications. Plates, silverware, tables and chairs as well as any other equipment may be provided either by the client or by Home Bites at an additional cost. Staff is also responsible for the setup of the buffet, placement of serving utensils, etc., and replenishment of the menu items as needed. Closing of the buffet occurs at the completion of the meal service period and pickup occurs at the end of the event as to not disrupt activities. Staff remains on-site for the duration of the event, and is responsible for all bussing, trash removal and breakdown of any equipment ordered. Family Style– Family style service lies somewhere between a plated meal and buffet service. Food is served on large platters that guests can pass around their tables, as if they were sitting down to a family meal at home. Family style is offered only at venues that offer kitchen facilities. Family-style involves the delivery and setup of equipment ordered, placement of tables, chairs and place settings according to clients specifications. Staff is responsible for the delivery of food platters to each table in a timely manner, and remains on-site for the duration of the event, Staff is responsible for all bussing, trash removal and breakdown of any equipment ordered.
  • How can I "Hold" a date for my event with Home Bites
    Dates are booked on a first-come first-serve basis. To hold a date for your event with Home Bites LLC, you need to send us a deposit of $500. This deposit ensures that your event date is reserved. The deposit is refundable under specific conditions outlined in our Event Catering Deposit Agreement. Please click on the button below to review and/or complete the agreement for details on the refund policy and other terms. You can make payment directly by using the payment link at the end of the agreement. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us.
  • How can I "hold" a date for my event with Home Bites
    To secure a date for your event with Home Bites LLC, you need to make a deposit of $500. This deposit ensures that your event date is reserved. The deposit is refundable under specific conditions outlined in our Event Catering Deposit Agreement. Please click on the button below to review the agreement for details on the refund policy and other terms. You can make payment directly by using the payment link at the end of the agreement. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us.
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