How Craft Services Will Change: Goodbye Buffets, Hello Rising Costs

“We’re going to assume everyone is terrified…Now let’s serve food that way,” Chef Shanita Castle of Castles Catering tells TheWrap

When Hollywood returns to work, people will still need to be fed, and the industry’s caterers and craft service providers are serving up plans to safely provide meals to sets under strict new conditions.

Actors and crew members will be met with individually wrapped meals, staggered lunch breaks and deliveries as well as possibly “one-touch buffets,” all of which will come at a higher cost to caterers and productions. But what is clear is the days of hundreds of extras gathered for a serve-yourself lunch or craft service tables ripe with donuts and shared bowls of nuts are over.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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