The Art of Crafting a Menu for Film and TV Sets

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Food is an integral part of creating an unforgettable viewing experience in the world of film and TV. At Rose Catering, we recognise the vital role that menu creation plays on film and TV sets. We understand that a well-crafted menu has the power to enhance the on-set atmosphere and leave a lasting impact on the entire production. Here’s a closer look at the art of menu creation for film and TV sets and the significant role Rose Catering plays in this process.

Understanding the Needs and Preferences of the Cast and Crew

We believe that catering for a film or TV set requires a deep understanding of the diverse dietary needs and preferences of everyone involved. Working closely with the production team, we identify any specific considerations, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and other allergens. Our menu planning includes a range of plant-based options and meat-free days to accommodate different preferences and dietary requirements.

Preparing and Serving the Menu

Once the menu has been designed and agreed upon, our team at Rose Catering goes to work on preparing and serving the food on set. We take pride in our ability to manage the logistical challenges of food preparation and service on set, while remaining flexible and adaptable to changes in shooting schedules. We understand that timing is critical, and we adjust the menu and service to accommodate any changes in the production schedule.

At Rose Catering, we go beyond traditional on-site catering. In addition to our breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea services, we also offer a convenient hot box catering option. This means that your crew no longer needs to travel back to the kitchen area to enjoy their meals. We bring piping hot and delectable food directly to them, regardless of the shooting location or distance from the main site.

Hot box catering ensures that the food is of the same high quality and can be delivered at the right temperature. As such, your crew will always receive the best meals they deserve when working on an intense shoot. On set, our team is committed to not only delivering excellent food but also providing the necessary energy for long days and a positive attitude that can withstand any challenges that may arise.

Ensuring Best Hygiene Practices

While we are passionate about creating delicious food for film and TV sets, we also understand the importance of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment. All of our food is prepared using the highest standards, and we follow all regulations and protocols in detail. We are proud to say that Rose Catering was recently awarded a 5-star hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency.


Prioritising Sustainability in Our Menu Creation

Sustainability is a core value at Rose Catering, and we strive to minimise our environmental impact in every aspect of our business, including our menus. Our team has experience working on numerous Albert-certified productions, which has furthered our understanding of sustainability protocols and practices. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our sustainability efforts and minimise our carbon footprint, while still delivering delicious and high-quality food to our clients.

Creating a Memorable On-Set Experience

At Rose Catering, we understand that menu creation is an art form critical to the success of any film or TV production. Our team takes great pride in delivering high-quality, delicious food that fuels long days on set. Our dedicated team brings a positive attitude to every production, ensuring a memorable on-set experience for cast and crew alike. To book our TV and film catering services or make an enquiry, contact us online or call us at 01869 345204.

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