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Saucy Joe's strives to make what you're looking for in a food service/product company easy and fast. We’ve compiled some of the most popular questions about our Detroit food truck/catering service and products so that you can get the information you need. If you have questions that you were unable to find answers to on our site, please contact us.

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Food Trucks - Catering Menu - Pricing & Business Stuff

How much do you charge to have your food truck at our event?

In determining prices, there are various factors that affect the final price such as the number of guests, month and day, food serving times, number of menu items, per-person food limits, etc. We can discuss options to customize a menu to fit your budget. Contact us by email or phone (586-995-3246) to get answers to your questions or to get the ball rolling.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

After looking at your website, I’m totally confused about your menu and what you can do for us.

Just contact us by email or phone (586-995-3246), and we’ll work with you to get the results you’re looking for. Our goal is to make the food part of your occasion as hassle-free as possible for you.

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Food Trucks - Catering

Why should I use your food truck over another? What makes you so special?

Easy. We’re good. Let’s say you have an important event such as a wedding coming up in nine months. If you booked a food truck that wasn’t in business very long, gave them a deposit, and then, shortly before the event, found out that they were out of business, you probably wouldn’t be very happy. Saucy Joe’s Italian is the oldest daily-active and year-round food truck in Detroit. That’s peace of mind.

Here are a few more reasons. We have the experience and know how to handle large groups and serve many guests in a short period of time; we make true gourmet cuisine; we’re reliable.

The food is one of the most important and memorable parts of any important event. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot with the wrong caterer. We believe we have the best food trucks Detroit has to offer.

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Menu

I have a peanut allergy. Can you guarantee that there will be no peanuts used in or around the food you prepare?

Although we do our best to know when there is or isn’t a certain ingredient that may be an allergen to some people, we will never guarantee that any of our menu items or products are free of certain ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in certain people. If you are concerned about any potential ingredients, it would be your responsibility to determine if you wanted to eat our food. Simply put: We Can Not Guarantee That Any of Our Products Are Free From Allergens.

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Food Trucks - Catering

How many guests can you serve over the course of an hour, on average?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that without knowing all your event details. It's dependent on various factors such as the menu, limited vs unlimited choices, whether we are making each item to order, how many items each guest is ordering, how large our staff is, how we are serving, etc, etc. We would need to make sure the menu, number of people served with the time period allotted works for your particular needs. So, it could be 50 to 250 per hour. It will ultimately be up to you. Fortunately, if you are working with Saucy Joe’s, you’ll be dealing with a professional food truck caterer that is experienced with these varying circumstances.

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Are permits included in your estimate/costs?

Our food charges do not include permits. Saucy Joe's and Good Vibrations gourmet food trucks have special licenses that allow us to prepare and serve food throughout the entire state of Michigan, so for private events, no additional permitting would be required.

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Food Trucks - Catering

What about plates, silverware, napkins, etc? Do you supply these?

We provide disposable serve ware. We are turnkey. The only things we do not supply are garbage containers, restrooms, and hungry people.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Can I customize the menu options available to our guests?

Yes. Many people will choose items from our everyday food truck menu and add items from our cater- ing menu, which would be made specific for your party.

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Does the truck require a generator and is that something you bring with you?

We have our own generators and water supply. We would be happy to plug into your power source if you have the necessary electrical power available.

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Food Trucks - Catering

Do you supply garbage cans?

We only have enough resources to handle our own trash created from prepping and cooking. You would need to supply guests' garbage containers unless otherwise agreed upon.

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How can I try your food and check out the trucks?

You can find out where we are serving the public and find us. We would suggest that you contact us to find out where and when would be best.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Pricing & Business Stuff

How much does it cost to have a food truck at my party?

There are various factors that go into determining costs for catering. It’s best to contact us to discuss your needs so that we can put together something that works for your situation and budget.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Scheduling

I'm looking to rent a food truck for an event we're having near Detroit.

Well, you’ve found the best Metro Detroit food trucks. Contact us by email or phone (586-995-3246) to get answers to your questions or to start the booking process.

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I'm looking for a food truck in Detroit. Can you do food vending at public events?

Yes, we do both private and public events.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Pricing & Business Stuff

How far will you travel?

We can travel most anywhere that is practical, but being Detroit-based, there could be travel charges that may be impractical if your event is too far. Although we’re flexible, most of our service is in Southeast Michigan and within 60 miles of Detroit in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Genesee, and Monroe counties. Contact Us for more info.

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Do you have a travel charge?

Yes, we will charge a small fee to cover our transportation costs, which is dependent on how far we must go.

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Food Trucks - Catering

What type of events do you cater?

The short answer is any type. See our catering page to find more info about the different events we cater and provide food service for.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Scheduling

How far in advance should I book my party?

It’s best to book as soon as you can. Graduation parties usually start booking in January and weddings can book a year or more in advance. You may get lucky the morning of your event if you call us and we have a truck available (it has happened), but don’t hold your breath on that one.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Sceduling - Pricing & Business Stuff

Do you require a deposit to secure a date?

Yes. A date will not be considered booked until a deposit is made by credit card, cash or check. In the case of a check, the date isn't booked until the check has cleared. Deposit amounts are dependent on the total amount of the catering and vary.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Pricing & Business Stuff

What kind of cards do you accept for payment?

We accept the following credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Pricing & Business Stuff

My party just got bigger. Can I add to my guest count?

Hell yeah! We would ask that you give us a final count no less than 3 days prior to your event, if possible.

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Pricing & Business Stuff

Why did you change your name from Dago Joe’s to Saucy Joe’s?

Because the 'PC Police' were closing in on us.. just kidding. See about us for a full explanation.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Scheduling

What days and times do you offer catering service?

We can provide food service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.

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Food Trucks - Scheduling

Can you bring a food truck to our office? Employees would be responsible for their own purchases.
Can you do workplace lunches?

Absolutely. Before we would commit, we would have to make sure that it makes business sense for us to come out. Please contact us to discuss.

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Gelato/Ice Cream

What is Gelato? Is that like Jello?

Really? Gelato is Italian ice cream and means ”ice cream” in Italian. See our Gelato Truck page for more info.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Do you really have the best meatballs in the world?

Yes. And that's that.

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You claim that your meatball sandwich is the best I'll ever eat. What if I don’t agree?

First, that would make you a liar. Second, being that you're in America you would have the choice to never buy another one (you'd have someone else buy it for you).

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Food Trucks - Pricing & Business Stuff

How can I find your social media pages?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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Food Trucks - Catering

Do you do private catering? If so, how can we hire you?

Yes, we do all kinds of private event catering. Contact us by email or phone (586-995-3246) to discuss your needs and get started.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Scheduling

How can I find out if you’re available for our upcoming party? If your calendar shows you booked for a certain date, does that mean you’re not available?

It’s always best to Contact us by email or phone (586-995-3246) to find our availability. Since we have two trucks, one may be listed on our calendar, and one may be available. In addition, we can still do buffet and drop-off catering even if our trucks are booked.

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Pricing & Business Stuff

Do you carry insurance?

We carry commercial liability insurance for our food service, products, and vehicles.

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Pricing & Business Stuff

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes and yes. Our special food service license allows us to prepare and serve food throughout Michigan. Our truck is a self-sufficient mobile commercial kitchen.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Scheduling

What happens if it rains?

If you’re outside you’ll probably get wet. We operate rain or shine. There may be a delay setting up if there is a heavy downpour at the time of our arrival.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Can you serve items from your traditional catering menu on your truck?

Absolutely. Any ”By the Tray” items from our catering menu can be added to our food truck menu. Food by the tray must be pre-ordered at least one week in advance. Some items have a two tray minimum.

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Food Trucks - Scheduling

Where can I find your food truck?

See our find us page for public events. It's always best to contact us by email or phone (586-995-3246) as there may be events not listed. If you're taste testing for an upcoming celebration, we may be able to accommodate you at/during a private gig.

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Can you do late night snack catering?

Yes. We do wedding reception late night snacks and desserts, after party events, even all night parties.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu - Gelato/Ice Cream

Can you do desserts? Can you recommend a dessert truck for our graduation party?

We have the best gelato (Italian ice cream) truck in Detroit that we can bring to your special occasion. Go to our Good Vibrations gelato truck page for more info.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Do have more than just spaghetti & meatballs?

We very extensive menus. Check out our food truck menu that includes panini sandwiches, and our ever popular garlic knots. Our catering menu adds various entrees, salads, soups, gelato, and more. With vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, you're certain to please your guests.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Do you have a special menu for catering?

When hiring our Saucy Joe's Italian food truck for catering, most people go with the food truck menu. Go to our catering menu page to see more options. For gelato (Italian ice cream), sorbetto, and Italian ice, go to our Good Vibrations Detroit gelato truck page.

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Can you do menu items not listed on your website?

Of course, but only if we can give you great quality. Please inquire about what your thinking.

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Can you make special menu items such as gluten-free or vegan?

Yes, we can address your allergy and dietary concerns to offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or whatever else free. If you don’t see something on one of our menus, please ask. There is a good chance we can prepare items not listed.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Do you have vegetarian selections on your food truck?

We have a number of vegetarian items on our daily food truck menu. In addition, our sauces are vegetarian, so we actually have more vegetarian selections than not.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

What kind of menu selections do you have?

We have something to eat for every taste.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

How many people will a tray feed?

Well, that depends on your guests. A simple answer would be 15-18, but it could be as high as 25. Various factors influence how far a tray of food goes such as how big of eaters you have, the number of menu items you have, what other foods are available, etc. It’s best to discuss your needs with us so that we can make suggestions based on our experience. While you don’t want to run out of food, you certainly don't want to waste it either.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu

Why do you have so many options?

To confuse the crap out of you. Actually, it’s to make you happy. We want to make sure your event is a successful one by meeting your needs the best we can.

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Food Trucks - Catering

Can you do catering without your food truck? I heard your food is great, but our party is indoors.

Yes, we can cater buffet-style with or without serve staff, or we can drop off your food. We can even do a hybrid of food truck catering and indoor service where the food is still prepared on-site for the freshest meals.

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Food Trucks - Pricing & Business Stuff

Are you the same truck as Dago Joe’s?

Yes. We own both brands.

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Food Trucks - Catering - Menu - Products

Can I buy your meatballs to take home?

Certainly. You can buy meatballs in a large quantity that are cooked, refrigerated, or frozen. Please contact us for more info.

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Products

There are no stores near me that sell your pasta sauce. How do | get my hands on it?

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Products

You have the best sauce I've ever tasted. How can I buy some?

There are several ways to get your fix. We generally sell our sauce right from our food truck so you can find us somewhere that’s convenient for you. You may also email or call at 586-995-3246. We can even deliver it to you. Don't worry, we'll find a way.

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Products

How can I find the nutrition facts about Saucy Joe's/Dago Joe’s products?

Go to the products page and click on the individual item.

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Products

How long can I keep a jar of unopened sauce?

The ”Best By” date on the jar is the shelf life on store shelves if unopened. If you found a jar in your pantry that's beyond the 'Best By' date, it is not necessarily bad, it just loses flavor quality over time. After a jar has been opened, we recommend refrigerating it no more that 5 days. To save unused sauce longer than 5 days, we recommend freezing it.

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Products

What’s the difference between Dago Joe’s and Saucy Joe’s pasta sauce?

Nothing. It’s the same great sauce that you’ve come to love.

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Products

Is your sauce gluten-free?

YES. Go to the products page and click on the individual item for full nutritional content.

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