To kick off the festival season we spent an enjoyable weekend providing artist and crew catering at Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington.
Since 2012 we’ve been working hard to grow our operation in artist and crew catering, making sure we have lots of fun along the way. To give you a snap shot of what we’ve been up to, we’ve brought some of our data to life in a quick bite infographic.
Some of our team were in Manchester when the terror attack happened in May 2017. Not long after, Ariana Grande announced One Love Manchester, and the BBC dropped us a line to see if we could provide the backstage catering…
Whether you’re the superstar talent, the sound man, or a runner, we know that food on set at a TV or film shoot can make or break your day. So when we got the call to say a couple of “Nasty Women” needed some tasty location catering it was impossible to say no.
One of our greatest adventures in 2017 was heading down to Kent… that doesn’t sound very adventurous I hear you say, but we were there to literally feed the 5000. One of the leading providers of shared workspace contacted us to invite us along to their annual summer camp, a corporate away weekend of the best kind.
We love catering for all kinds of events, but our sweet spot is feeding the crew and artists backstage at all the greatest music festivals in the UK. Many of the crew chose to eat in the Radish marquee, but we also offer take out – our consumables are all environmentally friendly and biodegradable and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
If there are two things we really love about August on the festival circuit they have to be Carfest Festival and the loveable Pudsey Bear. We love catering for a happy crew and when the main artist (no offence Chris!) turns out to be a bear we really like to push the catering boat out for this BBC megastar.
Festival crew catering is never the easiest thing we do, so when a gig comes up where you need to be on site for six weeks and across two separate catering locations the challenges were always going to be just a little bigger than usual and especially when dealing with the great British weather.
It’s always nice to get a call from a major television company that requires some TV location catering, but when that call comes from Thames TV and the gig is X-Factor it was all the more sweeter for our mobile chefs and front-of-house crew.