A closer look at craft services for film sets in London

A closer look at craft services for film sets in London

At Streetfood and more, our Craft services play a crucial role in providing food and beverages to the cast and crew on film sets in London and surrounding areas. However, if you’re not familiar with craft services, and the impressive benefits a top catering service can have when collaborating with production teams, then we’re here to give you an insider look!

Here you can read all about our craft services available for film sets in London, what to look for when choosing the right company, and how Streetfood and More specifically operate in the context of film production, as a unique industry with it’s own challenges and obstacles.

What are Craft Services for Film?

Craft services are responsible for providing a wide range of food and beverages to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of the cast and crew. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day. The menu often includes options that cover all diets, with close attention played to universally popular allergens. At Streetfood and More, we have something for the meat lovers, the veggies and vegans out there, as well as gluten-free and allergen-free alternatives.

Craft service setups can vary depending on the scale of the production and the available resources. For larger film sets, which is usually the norm in locations like London, a dedicated craft services truck like our custom-built motors are a go-to. These setups are equipped with cooking facilities, refrigeration, serving counters, and seating areas for the crew and cast to hangout whenever they please. Smaller productions may have a more modest setup, such as a table with food and beverages, placed in a convenient location on set that is planned out by our staff, and communicated with the production team that are responsible for running the film shoot.

What can you expect from professional craft caterers for film sets in London?

Craft Service Setup

Craft catering setups vary in the size, scale and length of any filming project. We’re used to larger productions that rely on our fusion-filled food trucks equipped with cooking facilities, wood-fired ovens and even craft beverage equipment. Smaller productions often prefer a step down on this catering package, opting for a simple yet as effective craft catering set-up in a convenient location on set.

Timing and Availability

Craft catering operates throughout the production day, starting early in the morning before filming begins and continuing until the end of the day. In the past, We have provided breakfast options before the crew started their busy day. Our team is always on the go, ensuring that meals and snacks are available during designated breaks. We also take into account any night shoots or extended hours and adjust our services to meet these requirements.

Special Requests and Dietary Restrictions

As professional craft caterers, we readily accommodate special requests and dietary restrictions to ensure that everyone on set has suitable options. We work closely with the production team to gather information about food allergies, intolerances, and specific dietary preferences well in advance of filming. This way, we can provide alternative choices as needed. Extensive preparation and over estimating stock helps to ensure we can accommodate requests that crop up unexpectedly – a given in the busy industry! 

After years of hard work, refining our craft catering services, we believe craft catering to be an integral part of the overall production process. It’s our production catering services that contribute to the overall experience and well-being of the cast and crew.  Helping to create a positive and comfortable environment on set is what we know, love and do best. We deliver our services with the agenda of allowing the team to focus on their work and utilise their creative talent and technical skillset to create some cinematic magic on-screen.

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