by Jonathan Vatner | May 31, 2011

Waffle TruckOver the past few years, a number of U.S. cities have witnessed a renaissance of gourmet food trucks lining their streets. Consider renting one for an event and parking it either right outside the hotel or for a group stop during a city tour. Karen Shackman, president of Shackman Associates New York (212-753-5900;, has looped in trucks that specialize in waffles, cupcakes and hot dogs. A little advance preparation can help the vendor keep the line moving quickly (e.g., ready portions, extra help).