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Chicago Southern Truck Catering

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Chicago Porkchop

Chicago Porkchop is roaming the streets and - the name basically says it all - serving meats, greens, drinks, and desserts. What is PORKCHOP? It’s the lack of pretense and preening. It’s being uninterested in dress codes, zip codes and trend-chasing. It’s about being comfortable in the corner without paying out the pocket. It’s about having a great night with dear friends or meeting some new ones.

Preferred Caterer, Southern, Comfort Food, Savory
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Da Chef Shack

No joke, ya'll, Northbrook, Illinois is where the good-lookin', well plated, and professional chefin' is at! Da Chef Shack's owner has been servin' up scrumptious food since the '90s and focuses on bringin' amazing people together over incredibly appetizing platters. If you're lookin' to cater an event with a diverse and delicious selection of food from a fully customizable menu, then Da Chef Shack is your sure fire way to please everyone at your party. <br><br> From homemade sauerkraut and bratwurst to potato pancakes, freshly baked breads, perfectly tender beef, flaky pastry, and Southern baked chicken, there's literally an exquisite eat for everyone on your guest list. Start with a savory French puff filled with tomato and fresh greens, vegan sliders you'd never know didn't have meat, chicken & waffles that have been wonderfully whisked, and plates of roasted veggies that'll have your tummy feeling very pleased. <br><br> Check out their custom cakes and desserts filled with everything from chocolate and peanut butter to marbled designs. Do caramel cheesecakes, freshly baked cookies, or banana blueberry breads feel extra fine? That's 'cause this chef knows his stuff and gives his food a little extra shine! Yeah, we're definitely feelin' ready for a feast! Fuel yourselves up with all the affordable fine dining, flavorful foods their oven can forge! Whether you need catering for a beachside affair, fancy banquet hall, or backyard bash, this top-notch trailer is ready to supply your nosh. Da Chef Shack is in the house, so turn on the heat and let 'em erase any doubts!

Preferred Caterer, Southern, Savory, Sweet
Custom Menus, On-Set Catering, Corporate Catering

The Roost

The Roost is all about simple Southern comfort food. Steeped in generations of tradition, our down home staples will be sure to fill your belly and warm your soul. While our menu will change with the seasons, on a daily basis you can expect some great dishes born straight out of the Carolinas.

Preferred Caterer, Southern, Comfort Food, Savory
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Why Work With Us?

Hire a southern truck? You’re protected by the 100% Roaming Hunger Service Guarantee.

We guarantee every catering, every time. Because food just tastes better when you have peace of mind. For more details, click here.


We hold the caterer's payment in escrow to guarantee you get fantastic day-of service. Our vendors get paid in full only after each event, ensuring your payment is protected.


Every event booking comes with our Just-in-Case Support program to make sure that if anything unforeseen happens, we can have a great replacement ready to roll.


With a network of over 18,000 food trucks, carts, pop-ups, and caterers, we offer the best, proven selection of reliable and delicious catering options.

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Facilitating over ten million meals since our inception, we know what it takes to make your event a yummy success. Book with Roaming Hunger knowing that you are working with the most experienced team in the industry.

How It Works


Give Us Details

Tell us when & where you want food truck catering.


Choose Your Cuisine

We'll send you a list of available food trucks.


Get Ready to Dig In

We'll negotiate the best rate and coordinate the logistics.

How Much Does Southern Truck Catering Cost?

Starting Prices:
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a Southern truck in Chicago?

The average price range for renting a food truck for catering in Chicago is between $800-$2,500.

You can also use our Food Truck Catering Cost Calculator(see above) to see starting prices in your area (although it will not be cuisine specific).

Prices will vary depending on cuisine, and dessert and beverage food trucks will be less expensive than savory food trucks.

Adding drinks or dessert options (with a savory food truck) will increase the price per person by $1-$5.

If you're having a smaller corporate event of 50 guests or less, you'll probably be affected by the food truck catering minimums, and the price per person will increase.

Typical service times are 2-3 hours. Additional hours will increase total costs. Travel fees can also affect pricing. Food trucks may charge a per-mile fee if your event is outside their normal travel radius (20-30 miles).

How do I get pricing, availability, and catering packages for Southern food trucks near me?

If your event details are confirmed and your budget meets the minimum (see above), you can get catering packages and quotes by submitting a catering request. Click any of the Get Started buttons on this page.

Why should I use Roaming Hunger?

Roaming Hunger is the largest website for food trucks and mobile food businesses. Since 2009, we’ve helped thousands of companies and individuals book food trucks for catering and events. Today, we have over 20,500 independent food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on our site.

Variety - Our network consists of hundreds of local vendors in every major city, totaling 20,500+ nationally.

Save Time - Why have 100 conversations to find one food truck when you can have one conversation to find 100 food trucks?!

Speed - Whether you are ready to book one day or one month out from your event, we will provide every available food truck option.

Quality Options- All the food trucks we work with are gourmet, vetted, licensed, proven and reliable.

Service - Every catering is protected by our 100% Roaming Hunger Service Guarantee. If the caterer does not show, we’ll get you a replacement caterer or refund 100% of your money.

What kind of fees does Roaming Hunger charge?

Service Fee: The service fee helps us operate our platform. For catering, our service fee starts at 7%, but it will vary based on factors such as the size of your event, the location, the number of food trucks, and the level of service your event requires.