Every TV, film or live event production needs craft service. In Los Angeles, you can expect to see production catering on most movie sets. At Dine With 9 Catering, not only do we provide production catering, we also provide craft service too. Craft service and production catering are not the same. Catering includes meals such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Craft service includes a variety of snacks, beverages, appetizers and other refreshments to keep your crew nourished between meal breaks. Our craft service team will provide tray passed appetizers, smoothies, lattes, vegetarian and vegan snacks, a variety of fresh fruit, nuts, candies and much more.
On larger production sets, you may see more than one craft service buffet. Each VIP talent on TV and film sets, may also have a separate craft service setup. In LA, photo shoots, commercials and live event productions often set up separate craft service buffets for their VIP clients. The food budget for VIPs are usually much higher than cast and crew. You can expect to see specific requests from the talent like specialty food and even alcoholic beverages. Some celebrity VIPs provide a “rider” to the production with specific items they expect in their green room. Crafty would be responsible for securing these items.
Craft service is like the break room at an corporate office, but with a friendly attendant waiting there to cater to you. It’s an area of the set where people can go to relax, refuel or just hang out and share a laugh with their favorite crafty. Everybody loves crafty!