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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.
  • I have guests with soy allergies. What kind of oil do you use?
    We use 100% canola oil in our fryers despite the high cost.
  • 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.
  • We want buffet style, but I’m not sure about the difference between basic buffet and full-service buffet.
    We offer various options for buffet service, designed accommodate budget challenges. Drop-off - We will deliver food hot or cold in aluminum disposable containers. Optionally we can provide single-use chaffing stands ($25 each) Buffet set-up - Unattended - We will set up your buffet and refill as needed. We will not serve guests. It is the clients responsibility to regulate the amount of food that is allocated to each guest. Buffet set-up - Full service - We will set up your buffet and refill as needed. We will have servers assisting your guests throughout the meal.
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