Even as a tenured, strategic event planner, when Carolynn Santos, Global Programs Marketing Manager, was given the reins to throw an annual event for over 250 experts in the innovative technology community, she knew she had to pull out all of the stops. The venue, entertainment, and of course, the food and beverage all had to be just right.
After selecting the quirky and novel Pinball Hall of Fame on the Las Vegas strip as the event location, Carolynn immediately knew who to call next. Given Off the Grid’s expertise within the mobile food and food truck scenes in the Bay Area, Carolynn trusted the OTG Catering team to help turn her spectacular event vision into reality.
And while it may seem like all a food truck has to do is show up to an event, there’s always way more behind-the-scenes coordination than what meets the eye. That’s why the OTG team assured Carolynn that they would be her single point of contact for all food and beverage needs for the entire event.
The OTG team accounted for each detail from pre-planning with a mapped layout of each food vendor within the venue’s parking lot, to on-site production services – lighting, electricity, securing permits and navigating fire codes – to ensure a flawless execution of Carolynn’s strategic vision.
Hosting an event outside of the immediate Bay Area posed a few unique obstacles for the OTG team – primarily, finding trusted (and tasty) mobile food trucks in the Las Vegas area. However, Off the Grid’s streamlined approach to onboarding new vendors, whether local or across state lines, made the search for vendors a breeze. Not to mention, the diverse group of savory and sweet food vendors (Gastro Garage, Slidin’ Thru, Sticky Iggy and The Cookie Bar) were all huge hits among the very hungry attendees.
Each detail was perfected ahead of schedule and the four vendors were ready to service 250 guests upon their arrival. The evening went off without a hitch, and when asked if she would refer our diverse, unique and scalable food selections for an upcoming event, Carolynn stated “Absolutely in a heartbeat, Off the Grid Catering would be my first call.”
Off the Grid’s close vendor relationships, unique, delicious menu options and efficient account management made the facilitation of this unique event seamless. Carolynn added, “There truly wasn’t something that the OTG Catering team couldn’t do. It was the best party my client has ever had in 10 years of the event’s existence.”
Looking to wow the guests at your next event? Give the Off the Grid Catering team a shout – not only can we promise to bring our tastiest mobile food vendors that are able to fit any event size and space, but we’ll help with event logistics from start to finish, too.