Sunday, 15 August 2010

Catering for Student Film "Y3llow"

If you are a filmmaker looking to inspire your crew through their stomachs, please get in touch at bakecookeat@gmail.com (and drop me a comment here in case it goes to Spam).

On-set catering rates start from £10 per head per day (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, tea/light dinner and a constant supply of water/tea/coffee) and can be tailored to suit different locations and dietary requirements.


A well-fed film crew is a happy, efficient, productive film crew. Whilst most student, indie and low-budget films don't provide anything more than a measly sandwich to see you through your 12-hour day, my belief is that good food provides good motivation for good work, particularly when the crew are working on an expenses-only or low-paid basis.

Thank you to Yee Sien from the University of Westminster for hiring me to feed her cast and crew throughout the 5 days that she shot her graduation short "Y3llow"- it's been a pleasure and I am thrilled that your team found my food a suitable reward for their hard work! :)

Catering on "Y3llow"- The Menu

DAY 1

Buttered herby couscous

Dessert of the day- chunky chocolate brownies

Breakfast (on-the-go):
Egg, bacon and tomato roll
Vegetarian option- Egg and tomato roll
Orange and apple juice

Lunch (packed):
Grilled honey lemon marinated chicken chunks
V option- Roasted butternut squash, courgette and mushrooms
Buttered herby couscous
Crisp leaf salad with dressing


Tea:
Selection of finger sandwiches (egg mayo, tuna and ham)
Mixed crisps

*Hot tea/coffee, bottled water and mixed biscuits supplied throughout the day

DAY 2

Beef ragu lasagne- forgot to photograph it on the day so here's one made previously!

Hot dessert- bread and butter pudding
Breakfast (hot):
Bakes beans
White and wholemeal toast with butter
Scrambled eggs
Orange and apple juice

Lunch:
Beef ragu lasagne
V option- vegetarian lasagne

Garlic bread
Crisp leaf salad with dressing

Dessert- Hot bread and butter pudding

*Hot tea/coffee and bottled water supplied throughout the day

DAY 3

Breakfast:
Crunchy strawberry granola
Cornflakes
Baked beans
White and wholemeal toast with butter
Buttered hot cross buns
Egg and tomato baps

Lunch:
Chicken and bacon casserole with olive oil, potatoes and mushrooms
V option- Quorn sausage casserole with courgettes, potatoes and mushrooms

Bruschetta salad (grilled bread chunks, tomato salsa and tender lettuce)
Mixed crisps

Dessert- Sponge cake

Dinner:
Cheeseburgers with tomato and lettuce
V option- Quorn cheeseburgers with tomato and lettuce
Finger sandwiches
Mixed crisps

*Hot tea/coffee, bottled water and mixed biscuits supplied throughout the day

DAY 4
Breakfast:
Crunchy strawberry granola
Cornflakes
Baked beans
White and wholemeal toast with butter
Orange and apple juice

Lunch:

Lincolnshire sausage tomato stew with bacon and mushroom
V option- Quorn sausage tomato stew with onions and mushroom

Buttered herb couscous with raisins
Mixed crisps


Tea:
Mini scones with strawberry jam and vanilla cream
Selection of finger sandwiches- egg mayo, tuna sweetcorn and ham
Mixed crisps

*Hot tea/coffee, bottled water and Coke supplied throughout the day

DAY 5
Breakfast (on-the-go):
Egg mayo and bacon toasted rolls
V option- egg mayo with shredded carrot toasted roll

Lunch (on-the-go):
Sandwiches with shredded ham and spring onion, egg mayo with bacon bits, tomato, lettuce and cucumber
V option- Sandwich with sliced Quorn sausage, egg mayo, tomato, lettuce and cucumber
Shredded ham and spring onion salad filling

The sandwich assembly line

Tea:
Mini pizza toasts with roasted pepper, tomato puree and cheese
Iced finger buns
Mixed crisps

*Hot tea/coffee and bottled water supplied throughout the day


The director eating her lunch- thanks Yee Sien!:)

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for providing me a best picture of different food..
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    Catering Dallas

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  2. Hello Samantha, very interested in hiring you for our shoot. I've dropped you an email and hope to hear back from you soon!

    - Mona

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  3. Hello!
    My name is Nathália, I am a student of filmmaking and I would like to see if we can work together in my next shoot. I sent you an e-mail in the address on the top of the page.
    Warm regards.

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  4. Hey there!

    I've just popped you an email. My name is Janna from Burning Reel ltd. We are looking for catering for a shoot in london on the 23rd and I absolutely would love to work with you! Please come back to me asap. thank you!

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  5. Hi!

    I'm a student filmmaker with Columbia University shooting on July 12 and 13 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan from 3:30a to 3:30p both Sat and Sun. Would love you to cater it! Please contact me ASAP. I have between 20 and 25 people to feed each day. Thanks! My email:
    ty2286@columbia.edu

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  6. Hi
    I just emailed you regarding catering. thx chris

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    1. Hi Chris, I didn't receive any email? try resending it, bakecookeat@gmail.com. Thanks!

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