Most of our clients already have a very good idea of what kind of business they would like to pursue on their mobile unit. We will help you choose the proper approach to your business model  and give you a proper guidance to plan out your unit. During the consultation, the whole process will be explained and we will go through all you need to know before start working on your truck or trailer.

Some of the things we can help you with:

  • Menu design and proof of concept
  • Design of kitchen operational processes
  • Truck and company logo and website design, marketing collateral
  • Requirements to apply for health permit
  • Support acquiring business licenses
  • Support applying for event access, performing vendor services at events
  • Support acquiring business and vehicle insurance
  • Management of labor and labor associated costs of clients business
  • Understanding food cost, labor and profit
  • Guidance regarding best practices for profitable operations
  • Managing food suppliers
  • Setting of fire inspection(s) and attending at inspections

Marketing, Design, Website and Video production

This is are the independent contractors and these services are billed extra. At Cruisine we offer you a one stop shop.  From consulting at the beginning, to marketing, design, wrapping your unit and even a video production at the end. Our capable team can do it all for you. Social media today has very strong marketing appeal around North America and well presented businesses which look very professional, do get a lot more attention from public. Why not have a short video of your chef cooking sizzling menu items and serving dishes, so possible clients could get more tempted to reach out to you, than to someone who has only PDF of a menu on their website. Ask us about our previous work and you can also check out some you tube work of our videographer and our website/design/marketing team.

Pricing and Breakdown

Our trucks come standard equipped with:

Drivers compartment with seats vinyl upgrade any color and style
New step van chassis box size from 12ft -24ft
$50,000 – $88,000
New trailers box sizes from 12ft to 30ft
$7,000 – $ 20,000
Used step van years 2000 – 2010 (depending on mileage)
$10,000 – $25,000
Kitchen interior build
$1150 per linear foot
Fabricating and install shop rate
$110 per hour
Concession window
Custom kitchen counters with doors and overhead cabinets
$325 per foot
Interior and exterior stainless shelving
$130 per foot
Water system
Electrical system
Gas system
Generator compartment
Exhaust hood 4-6FT
Fire suppression
Kitchen appliances (depending on the menu selected)
$2000 -$30,000
Skylights 75 degree opening option natural light (possibility of 7 in a row)
$1500 per window
Solar system install optional
Please call for pricing!
Complete electrical system includes permit and; Work done by certified electrician

Electrical panel and breakers

Wiring, connectors, automatic switch boxes, inverter, deep cycle batteries, cooling fan, grid power and interior sockets, LED lights, exterior lights, tested by Intertek and certified by decal
Complete propane gas system includes permit and;

Work done by certified gas fitter and tested

Tested by BC Technical Safety and certified by decal
Required only on food trucks/trailers that operate open flame and produce grease laden vapours

All stainless steel sheets are 304 #4 stainless steel.

All water system, propane and electrical parts are UI, NSF and/or CSA approved.

All prices listed are subject to change without notice.


Cruisine activities and labor included in the contract to build the food truck include the following:

Blueprint Design Phase (Phase 1)

  • Supply all tools, power tools, and machinery required for deconstruction phase and construction phase of truck manufacturing. (Deconstruction phase involves all efforts and labour required to remove unnecessary original components of truck in order to prepare for installation of floors, walls, ceiling, kitchen equipment and all other components that will make up the food truck in its final state.)
  • Research best suppliers and vendors for the specific requirements of the truck design
  • Research different options for food truck components and decide on appropriate items
  • Communicate and coordinate requirements with vendors and supplies
  • Accurately order components and materials
  • Design best kitchen flow plan according to client’s menu and operations
  • Create blueprints with all details of equipment and various other items that will be installed on the food truck
  • Contact Health Inspector and arrange for a blueprint drop off
  • Manage ongoing communications with client and inspectors regarding questions and if the blueprint requires corrections
  • Employ corrective actions according to inspector standards

Ordering and Pre-Deconstruction Phase (Phase 2) 

  • Order framing, plywood and fire rated plywood and insulation
  • Ordering specialty screws, bolts, nuts and making sure they meet the weight requirements and structural integrity of building materials
  • Order stainless steel food grade and aluminum sheets and arrange for pick up or delivery
  • Order windows and various door for compartments and installation of boxes to be permanently affixed on the truck
  • Order all electrical supply from a specialty dealer to ensure best quality and best price for client
  • Order custom kitchen floor mats
  • Order any other equipment chosen by client
  • Order all kitchen equipment and cabinets
  • Order hood vent and suitable fan

Deconstruction Phase (Phase 3) 

  • Strips out necessary components
  • Removing sliding doors
  • Removing any items that might obstruct construction

Production Phase (Phase 4) 

  • Cutting and measuring of all cut outs, boxes, generator stands/or compartments, windows, doors etc.
  • Measurement, cutting and installation of framing, plywood and insulation
  • Caulking all areas to ensure edges are water tight
  • Measure and cut all the stainless steel and aluminum sheets to own specifications and marking them on blueprints as well as physically on the sheets or materials
  • Identify and supply adhesive to install sheets on floor, walls and ceiling
  • Supply aluminum trim and cut it to different angles as production phase progresses
  • Install aluminum trim and drill all holes and install dividers, rivets and screws or bolts needed
  • Install windows and various door for compartments, caulking all to make them water resistant
  • Install generator on truck
  • Install support platform on the roof, cutting the holes for the roof fan
  • Install exhaust hood to properly matches the fan
  • Clean and vacuum daily to minimize metal dust and particles contaminating the truck
  • Install of the kitchen floor mats
  • Clean front driver compartment, perform detailing and fixes as required
  • Install various storage units in the driver compartment if required
  • Install of kitchen cabinets if required

Production Phase: Trades Management (Phase 5) 

  • Electrical
  • Create electrical diagram for entire food truck
  • Schedule electrician attendance (dates and times) for installation on food truck
  • Have electrician pull a permit with technician number, ensure correct permit is requested
  • Install all the electrical wiring, sockets, switches, lights, inverters, deep cycle batteries, 12V charging lines and fuse box on the unit 115V,240V
  • Ensure electrician connects all electrical connections according to BC Safety electrical requirements standards
  • Order and install electrical shut off gas valve
  • Plumbing and Gas Fitting
  • Create gas and plumbing diagram for entire food truck
  • Schedule plumber/gas fitter attendance (dates and times) for installation on food truck
  • Have plumbing/gas fitting technician pull a permit with technician number, ensure they are pulling the correct permit
  • Assist and monitor plumbing/gas fitting technician in installation of plumbing and gas fitting system to ensure installation is done according to plans and regulations
  • Oversee installation of custom potable and grey water tanks and their connections
  • Install sinks and connect water sources with outside feeding station
  • Install propane bottle underneath food truck or at the back of the unit, ensuring that weight ratio of bottle matches the weight ratio of the bolts; drill holes for supporting brackets and connect the two units to a suitable gas regulator
  • Welding
  • Arrange and oversee Welder to weld structural aluminum tubing
  • Arrange and oversee Welder to weld the connectors as instructed by the BC Code for ducts
  • Ordering and specification of proper equipment and delivery date of pick up or drop off
  • Oversee installation of all equipment to ensure accurate and precise installation, re-measuring all locations that need to be permanently fixed
  • Install ventilation hood and oversee the welding is up to BC code
  • Rivet, drill and screw all components
  • Fire Suppression
  • Select fire suppression vendor
  • Arrange technician to install fire suppression system
  • Attend at installation of suppression system to ensure technician is performing installation according to regulations and standards, as well as according to previous discussions
  • Arrange pick up or delivery of two types of fire extinguishers with the right size to meet fire safety standards and installation of those to a proper assigned spot on the unit

Pre-Approval and Testing Phase (Phase 6) 

  • Address imperfections and repair all the basic damaged aluminum skin condition on the outside of the unit
  • Sand all the corrosion and caulking any cracks, cleaning with acetone to allow adhesive from graphics to stick, sanding whole unit
  • Connect all propane equipment and perform water tests to identify propane leaks
  • Prime the propane bottle and fill up and pressurize the system, test again for leakage
  • Arrange meeting with BC Safety gas inspector to assure all the work has been done accordingly to the code standards during the live inspection
  • Ensure that food truck meets or exceeds the BC Safety code standards and inspector issues a valid BC Safety gas inspection decal on the unit
  • Certification of Electrical equipment
  • Test of the fan and installation of electrical wiring and switches to main fuse box
  • Wiring the fire suppression system and testing the equipment assuring that switches react when energized
  • Order and install of any unit parts that might be in fault
  • Installation of various final stage products such as paper dispenser, soap dispenser and various shelving units
  • Install Velcro and netting (as required)

Approval Phase (Phase 7) 

  • Ensure Health Inspector passes the food truck and issues an operating health permit
  • Organize meeting for live inspection at Fraser Health Authority
  • Attend at tests of all of the equipment by Health Inspectors (requirement for issue of decal)
  • Ordering and arranging design between designer and wrapping company
  • Final cleaning of the truck and supply of certain warning labels that are required by BC Safety code
  • Arrange for Intertek inspector to meet for a live inspection
  • food truck is issued a silver electrical sticker
  • Delivery of the truck to the client: providing of keys, detailed walk around and description of truck components and demonstration of functionality

Delivery & Completion

  • Delivery dates vary upon many factors such as availability to purchase a new or used truck or trailer
  • Availability of all parts needed for the manufacturing process
  • Transportation, customs and freight related issues
  • Specialty items orders
  • Custom work


Even though we are a small business, our delivery time is twice faster than our competitors. We do thorough work on each unit that we build and we do not believe in “conveyer belt” or cookie cutter business attitude. Instead we want to find a solution to the problem rather than creating one.

This industry is somewhat seasonal with its peak in fall, winter and spring. Therefore, it is advised to start planning a build up at least 4-5 month ahead of delivery gate as we get booked up during this time.

We offer options of shipment for your finished unit to all parts of North America. The estimated shipping time and pricing vary for each unit depending on the location.