LAUNCHING NOV 3RD- MARKET STREET EATS POP-UP AT BIG BEAVER BREWERY IN OKOTOKS
As we look for new ways to experience dining together, we are sure there will be many winding roads and bumps along the way that we will need navigate together. However, here are a number of FAQ's we have compiled to help provide more information about this unique service.
Our unique service allows us to bring the restaurant experience to your home. Having a food truck will enable us to wander around the city cooking for people in a commercial Alberta Health Services approved mobile kitchen. Like a catering business, we will come to your house and cook for you and your guests, but what makes us unique is that we won't require access to your home kitchen, and our meals will be prepared and served fresh on-site like they would at a restaurant. We will also provide you with all the setup and takedown to truly feel like your dining out in the comfort of your own home.
Yes! We would love to roll-up and provide our food truck for any of your private events! We don't just do home roaming reservations, we can also do private events where our food truck will come cook for you at your wedding, work function, outdoor party or for any occasion! You can book our food truck for any time of the day. There is a minimum spend of $500 for the afternoon and $1500 for the evening (weddings may be at a higher rate depending on the menu and staff required). Order directly from our street eats menu or we can customize a menu to be exactly what you want!
Great question! Our roaming reservations is a 2 hour service where we come to your house, setup and serve you a customizable 4-course meal. Essentially we are bringing the restaurant experience to your home!
Our private food truck bookings is a 3-4 hours service where we come to your venue, workplace, or event and provide either our street eats food truck menu, catering, or a customizable pre-set menu. For these private food truck events they don't always include full setup, but it is customizable based on the event that your looking to host. You can book our food truck for our street eats menu or it may be a large scale formal event where we cater and serve 50+ guests. Our private food truck events are typically booked for larger groups who are looking for some delicious food to serve during an event. Our roaming reservations tend to be for smaller groups up to 20 people.
Due to the unique nature of our service, we will only be taking 2 dinner home reservation bookings per day. Our dinner menus are $125/pp with a $1500 minimum spend required. Each booking will require a deposit to secure the reservation and is equivalent to one person's menu price.
For private food truck events we have a minimum spend of $500 for afternoon events and $1500 for evening events (fall/winter pricing)!
Our roaming restaurant comes with a truckload of services and amenities to transform your home's space into a restaurant experience. The following are included with each reservation:
Additional items can be added to enhance your overall experience at the cost of $25/per item. These will include:
For Private Food Truck Events your booking will include:
For events where we supply the venue through one of our partnerships, an additional venue fee will be included on your booking depending on the size of your party. This will include
We are always keeping up to date on COVID-19 regulations and will need to abide by all restrictions on indoor & outdoor gatherings. Due to the ever-changing regulations, please click here to see what the current restrictions are for outdoor gatherings.
Because food trucks are mobile, they require a power source to power our kitchen. There are two ways that we can get power to our truck, 1) Plug in our truck to a power outlet or 2) fire up a power generator. We understand that noise can ruin any ambiance at a dinner party. That's why we have invested in a generator that has a lower sound decibel rating. However, all generators will make some noise, and you will have the option of allowing us to plug into your home for the duration of your reservation or use our generator.
Our food truck is only 16 ft long and can easily fit on the street or in front of your driveway. We will need easy and quick access to your home to ensure service is not compromised, so please make sure there is room for us to roll up and park on the day of your reservation.
You do not need a house to host home reservations. We've served many guests in condo complexes including high rises, penthouses and in common areas such as party rooms. We recommend booking out the condo's "party room" on the main floor so that its easier access for us. Looking to book in a park? We technically can serve you anywhere in the city that is outdoors and close to a public park with permitted street or parking lot access. If you are looking to host in a public park we will not be able to serve you alcohol. Parking permits may be required for certain parks. If so, these costs range from $25-50 and will be billed back to the client.
We love our city, but know that Calgary can be a little unpredictable when it comes to the weather. We aren’t afraid of a little rain, and all outdoor reservations are confirmed rain or shine. In the event of rainfall, gazebo tents will be provided for your reservation at no additional cost to ensure you and your guests stay dry. In the event of hail, heavy snow or lightning, we will work with you to reschedule your reservation for a later date. Weather will be monitored each day closely, and all reservations will be contacted on the day of your booking for confirmation. If you decide to cancel your reservation due to the weather, you will forfeit your deposit.
Due to the unique nature of our service and the limited number of reservations we can offer in a day, all reservations require a deposit upon booking to secure your spot. Reservations can be cancelled and deposit refunded if made within 7 days from booking. After 7 days if you wish to cancel, your deposit will be non-refundable. We understand that life happens, and things can come up last minute. In exceptional cases, we will work with you to reschedule your reservation to enjoy at a later date.
We require all menus to be pre-ordered ahead of time. We are accommodating to allergies, and our whole menu can be made gluten-free. It is up to all parties included in the dinner to ensure they let the organizer know of any allergies so we can be prepared. Since we are a moving restaurant, we have limited storage. If an allergy is missed when pre-ordered, we will do our best to accommodate this on the day but cannot guarantee we will have all substitutions available at the time.
Home is where your family is, so we want to ensure we can accommodate everyone in your family, including your little ones. We would love to accommodate your children and have them join in on the dining festivities. No price adjustment will be applied for any child partaking in our 4 or 3-course menus. However, if this is too much food for your little ones, no problem, we will have delicious menu options even to please the fussiest eaters. Children’s meals are for $25/meal. Please request to see our Child-friendly menu upon booking to preselect your options.
Based on your reservation time slot, we will have the following setup schedule. Please note that this is a unique experience, and these times are to be used as guidelines but can change based on traffic, weather, previous reservation or any other unforeseen circumstances. We will keep you updated on your reservation via text to the best of our ability.
Fall and Winter will only have one evening time slot from 5:30-7:30pm
*Optional Extended Takedown refers to a party wishing to keep their setup for the remainder of the night and allow us to access it, later on, to take down and clean up. $25 ADD-ON for Extended Takedown time.
The safety of our team and guests is our highest priority. We will be abiding by all Provincial and Federal COVID-19 regulations and guidelines to ensure you and your guests are kept safe during your experience with us. If you have any further questions or concerns about the extra steps we are taking to ensure a safe dining experience, please reach out to us.
Our MARKET team will arrive before your reservation to set up your home or backyard. We will text you when we are on our way and when we arrive at your home. We will require access to your home or backyard prior and ask that you have your house or yard ready for set up upon our arrival. We love animals and know that they are a part of your family. However, If you have any pets, we kindly ask that you put them in a separate room of your house or tied up outside so that they don’t interfere with the safety of our team and service.
Even though our service for your reservation has a time limit, we don’t want you to feel rushed or interrupted during your dining experience with our takedown. If you wish to continue enjoying our setup, we can return the next day to takedown. If you choose to keep our setup for the remainder of the night, we will do our best to clear and clean up as much as possible before leaving for our next reservation. However, we kindly ask that you leave them in a bin that we will provide you for any dishes left. For tables, chairs, tents, table cloths, and larger items, we will need access to your backyard at the end of the night for next day retrieval, or you can take these down yourself and leave them at the side of the house. There is a $25 add-on cost for this service. Please note this is a new service, and there will be some adjustments as we work out any kinks. However, we appreciate your support and working with us to make this the best experience possible for everyone.
The best part about dining at home is that you can bring your own alcohol and drinks at no additional cost.
All reservations require a deposit upon booking, equal to one diner set menu price ( $125 Dinner). These payments can be done online at the time of booking. The rest of the payment can be settled in person at the end of your reservation and can be divided up into split bills. Prices do not include GST or optional gratuity. We will accept credit cards and cash; however, we may not have exact change.