For those who have never been lucky enough to go on a UK, European or US film or television set, there’s big a difference between movie catering and craft service. People might not know what Craft Services are but at Red Radish we can guarantee that they are an essential part of a successful location and movie catering and production. Whilst location catering handles the BIG meals like lunch and dinner, craft services provide the snacks and drinks that are always available to the crew while they’re filming. This can be anything from regular cups of tea and biscuits and sandwiches (on a low-budget indie feature) up to to an elaborate macrobiotic feast with organic everything and sustainable sushi (on a Brad Pitt blockbuster).
Whatever your budget and choice the team at Red Radish will make sure everyone feels happy and well catered for at the end of every day. Quite simply we just would not take the job unless we could deliver the goods and the smiles! Poor quality catering and craft services is the single biggest source of complaints on any given production, so producers and production companies will often spend a lot of time and effort looking for a top-notch caterer and craft service company like us. But like all businesses and within any price range, there are better and worse catering companies for the job so just be careful of who you choose and make sure you always take out a few references from past satisfied clients.
This is our basic list but obviously it can be adjusted to suit all budget and dietary requirments!
Selection of Mini Croissants and Pastries
Homemade Mini Breakfast Muffins
Homemade Mini Sausage Rolls
Free- range Scrambled Eggs
Selection of Bread
Slices of Ham
Craft Menu All Day
Nespresso of freshly brewed Coffee and Cappuccinos
Regular Tea and Herbal Teas
Orange Juice and Bottled Water
Fresh Fruit Basket
Freshly Cut Vegetables and dips
Mints and Chewing Gum
Selection of Sweets and Chocolates
Fresh lemon and Ginger
Dried Fruits and Nuts
Basic First Aid Kit
And wherever Possible – Newspapers and Fresh Flowers