If the surge in popularity of food trucks has you eager to make a living in this manner, the first thing that you'll need is a food truck. Of course, a trailer can also work well, and investing in a used Airstream trailer can have you well on your way toward food truck stardom in your local area. Before you can open for business, you'll need to invest in some renovations that will have your Airstream ready to prepare and serve food at a quick pace. Hire someone who has experience with Airstream renovations to complete the following jobs.
Nothing is more important than making space for some cooking appliances, so think about the type of cooking that you'll be doing and buy the appropriate appliances. A deep fryer is virtually a must for a food truck, but having a built-in grill will also be important. You can talk to your remodeling contractor about what to remove in order to add these things. Generally, removing the small kitchenette is a good idea, as it will pale in comparison to the professional-caliber appliances that you'll be adding. You'll also need a proper ventilation system to keep smoke out of the Airstream.
Although people buy with credit cards and other electronic means today more than ever, a lot of your patrons will still rely on the ease and convenience of cash when they buy from your food truck. You may have a significant amount of cash by the end of the day, and you don't want to leave it unsecured. Have your contractor install a built-in safe somewhere in your Airstream. It needs to be built in so that someone cannot steal the entire safe, and it's ideal if you can have it in a hidden location, such as behind a cabinet or under a piece of furniture.
You need to be able to cook in a safe manner in your Airstream food truck, and that means having good traction under your feet. Airstreams can have all sorts of flooring, especially if the previous owner did some remodeling, but you want something that will provide grip, especially when it gets coated in grease or other liquids, which will likely be the case toward the end of a busy day of preparing food. Rubber matting or matting with a sandpaper-like texture can keep you and your staff safe in this environment.
For more information, contact a company like Innovative Spaces today.