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Since I first posted about cooking for low-budget films and the importance of feeding your cast and crew well here, I have received numerous requests by budding producers both in NYC and London asking if I could feed their teams at an affordable rate. Unfortunately I have often been unable to fulfil these requests, either because I am busy with class or because I happen to be in the wrong country at the wrong time!
Last week however, the timing worked out so that I was able to cater for four days on "The Waiting Room", a short film project by students at the London Film School. I thought I would share some pictures of the basic hearty lunch plus dessert I provided them throughout the shoot.
Thank you to producer Tara Verma for getting in touch and to the fun and appreciative crew- it's always nice to cook for nice people! :)
Day 1: Beef ragu lasagne (plus vegetarian version) and dressed salad.
Dessert: Carrot banana cake with cream cheese frosting.
A HUGE hit this was- I guess low-budget films rarely provide good desserts!
Day 2: Malaysian Nasi Goreng (fried rice) for the mains...
... and sticky apple cake for dessert. With a teeny tiny hint of booze.
Possibly why it got even more 'oohs' and 'aahs' than yesterday's carrot cake :)
Day 3: Sausage and butter bean casserole with garlic and herb bread.
Mushroom and chunky vegetable version for the non meat-eaters. Warming comfort food for a chilly day.
Dessert: Crunchy top lemon cake.
And last but not least...
Day 4: Olive oil pasta with sausage, bacon and mushroom
Dessert: Chunky chocolate brownies- finally one of the chocoholics!
What you get when you ask hungry eaters to "look candid" while stuffing their face.
Lead actor Edward Hayes-Neary, caught eating more than his share of brownies by producer Christine!