Here’s a taste of what other people have asked.
How do I book the FoodCloud Kitchen?
How much does it cost to hire the FoodCloud Kitchen?
The price will vary based on your requirements. As a general rule, the FoodCloud Kitchen requires a
minimum order of 30 people.
Where does the food used in the FoodCloud Kitchen come from?
FoodCloud works with over 200 different food businesses from farmers, distributors, manufacturers to retailers. We work tirelessly to rescue and redistribute as much of this surplus food as we can to our community partners. Unfortunately, we cannot always find a home for the surplus food that we are offered. Sometimes there is too much of one product, the product is too short dated, or there is limited demand for the product in the community and voluntary sector. When this happens some of the surplus we receive becomes waste and we send it for anaerobic digestion. The FoodCloud Kitchen will provide us an opportunity to transform this food into delicious meals and products and further reduce food waste.
How is my event making a difference if I book the FoodCloud Kitchen?
Through booking the FoodCloud Kitchen you will support the following impacts;
- Environmental: Reducing food waste which directly results in carbon savings.
- Social: All proceeds go back to support FoodCloud’s core activity of redistributing surplus food
to communities across Ireland
- Economic: Supporting FoodCloud to create more sustainable income streams to support our
Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
We can tailor a menu to suit most dietary requirements and generally provide a vegetarian option in all menus. However, given the confines of a food truck, we cannot rule out cross-contamination.
Can I taste the food or experience the food truck before booking?
Yes. Every Tuesday starting from the 6th of September, the FoodCloud Kitchen will be at St. James's Hospital where we would love to see you and sample what we have to offer!
When and where is the FoodCloud Kitchen available?
The FoodCloud Kitchen is available day and evening – 7 days a week in the greater Dublin area. We hope to expand further in the near future.
What are the dimensions of the FoodCloud Kitchen truck?
Our food truck is 2.5m (W) x 9.2m (L) x 3.6m (H) - that’s 8ft (W) x 30ft (L) x 11.6ft (H). To set up the FoodCloud Kitchen safely, we require the equivalent of three car parking spaces and a flat surface.
In addition, the food truck requires access to an electricity source and runs on a 16-amp plug and 32- amp socket 240V (pictures below). We have a 20-metre extension lead to reach the electrical source.
How long can the food truck be booked for?
Generally, the FoodCloud Kitchen is booked for three hours (one hour each for set-up, service and clear down). However, we are flexible and are happy to discuss your requirements with you.
Can the FoodCloud Kitchen provide catering without the food truck?
Yes, we can deliver delicious surplus meals straight to your office or event, without the Food Truck itself. Get in touch with us to discuss details.