Choosing the Right Catering Trailer for You

Jul 9, 2021

How Do I choose My Ideal Catering Trailer?


Choosing your ideal Catering trailer is essentially a two-step process. Firstly choosing a trailer and then find the best trailer manufacturer.

When choosing a catering trailer there are a few important things you need to consider:


Your business needs, budget, ideal design and size

Your Catering Trailer Needs

Thinking about your needs will allow you to select a catering trailer based both on looks and functionality. The convenience and comfort in physically running a mobile catering business can significantly affect its success. Defining and understand your needs before choosing a trailer is therefore key. For this, you need to plan exactly how you want the trailer to work for you and your potential clients.

festival custom built catering trailer

Catering Trailer Budget

Your budget tells you what you can afford and will help narrow down your search. As you look for your ideal catering trailer, it is advisable to use a realistic budget. Some peripheral additions may seem fun to have, but their additional costs may not for into your budget, consider if they are really necessary. Even without currently trendy additions you can have an incredible catering trailer that stands out and delivers high-quality functionality for years to come. You can always fill our instant quote form to see the cost of additions.

Ideal Catering Trailer Design

Once you know your catering trailer needs, you can find a trailer that bests suits your specific requirements.
SBTrailers can build and customise a catering trailer around your preferred design. Your individual specifications can be added to this, including worktops, electrics, sinks, venting fans, and storage.

Here is a list of design basics to consider:

  • Size (length and width)
  • Axel and Braking type (see our guide to braking types here)
  • External colour
  • Lining type
  • Worktops
  • Electrics
  • Sinks
  • Vents
  • Signage
  • Door type
  • Storage

All of these factors will affect the usage and internal and external layout of your ideal catering trailer.

Custom Trailer Extras Two Stainless Sinks and Hand Whale Pump
Trailer Extra Options Roof Vent
Trailer Extra Options Scissor Stands

Catering Trailer Size

Deciding on the size and therefore capacity of your catering trailer is essential and a great place to start. You will need a space that you can efficiently work in and store your items.

Will you need a gas compartment or a larger worktop for hotplates? Think about the optimum size for the service you intend to supply, the number of customers, and internal storage requirements.

Your ability to store your trailer when not in use will also influence a decision on size, will it easily fit? What size of trailer will be easily maneuvered in and out of your intended storage?

We offer a range of trailer sizes to suit a variety of needs from 7x6ft up to 10x6ft. Once you have an idea of your ideal catering trailer you will need to look at Catering Trailer manufacturers…

6 foot trailer size custom catering trailer being built
Custom catering trailer fully built to specifications

How Do I Choose The Best Catering Trailer Manufacturer?


As with any business, there are risks involved in owning a mobile catering company, when run correctly the rewards can be amazing. Choosing the right Catering Trailer Manufacturer will help you on the path to success, they will also be able to help you choose your ideal trailer based on your needs.

When choosing a catering trailer manufacturer consider:


Their experience, quality and customer service

Trailer Building Experience

When choosing a catering trailer manufacturer, try to choose a well-established company that can provide you with a wealth of experience and knowledge. SBTrailers have manufactured custom-designed catering trailers for over a decade. As a family-run business understanding our customers’ needs in order to create catering trailers that perfectly their requirements is our priority.

Trailer build experience construction process
Trailer build construction process

Choose Quality Over Quantity

Experience in the manufacture and use of catering trailers has taught us that the quality of a catering trailer is one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing the build. A quality trailer built to your exact standards will reliably fulfill your needs for many years.

As a leading UK-based catering trailer manufacturer SBTrailers are known for our superior quality builds at industry-leading value for money. All of our catering trailers are handmade from high-quality Aluminium Composite Sheeting, not cheaper, lower-quality GRP.

Maximise Your Potential

Only you know your exact catering needs, allowing you to effectively operate at events now and in the future. It is therefore important that your trailer is exactly designed with these specifications in mind. Look at what is available and what is possible from the barebones of manufacturing to the practical usage itself. SBTrailers offer a range of trailers and extras, covering all requirements.