We’ve been working with Kandace Stewart of the Memphis Grizzlies on improving their Food Truck Friday events in the summer. Lately after meeting with one promoter after another to do relationship repair, due to years of neglect and apathy by the old organization, there are two things we hear over and over from professional event planners: (1) loud food truck generators are obnoxious, and (2) food trucks that don’t keep their commitments drive us insane.
Promises are things to keep. Professionalism matters. If you schedule a gig, you need to go to that gig even if you get a better offer later. Event planners count on us. Our business is no different from any other business–if you are amateurish, sloppy, unreliable, then expect to be pushed aside when the grownups spot their opportunity and move in.