Food trucks are a movie and TV set staple. When a movie or television show is being shot, there is at least one food truck on hand to serve the hungry crew. And today, food trucks are becoming movie and TV stars in their own right.
Everyone knows that food trucks a trendy part of America’s modern lifestyle. As a result, they are being used in movies, video programs and even fashion photo shoots to represent what is current. For example, Free Samples is an independent film that spans a single day in the life of a young law school dropout. While pondering her future, she substitutes for a friend, who works on a busy ice cream truck. The interesting people she meets as she hands out free samples have an impact on her decisions. Shot in Austin, Texas, a food-truck-happy city, the movie was directed by Jay Gammill.
Look for a new documentary dubbed ¿Tacos or Tacos? and directed by Robert Lemon. Also set in Austin, the film examines the traditional food truck culture and compares it with the growing gourmet food truck business that is an important part of Austin’s social life.
Well-known actor and writer Jon Favreau recently filmed his new movie Chef in areas of Austin, as well as in Los Angeles. His independent film tells the story of an unemployed chef who sets his sights on building a successful food truck operation. The film stars Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara.
LA-resident Michael Mikhail owns several food trucks and has rented them to a variety of movie and TV production companies, including the TV series Dexter. “Directors like having food trucks as props because they give the scene a very current look,” he said. “It’s easy to do. Directors simply rent one of our trucks – without food, of course – and just station it somewhere in the background or use it as a prop.”
When you need a food truck for your movie or TV production, Mikhail has three colorful vehicles that would be perfect. And even if you’re not seeking a food truck star, you can still schedule a food truck to keep your crew well fed and happy. Mikhail’s foodservice crews are experienced caterers and they know how to meet all union mandates. In addition to movie sets, food trucks regularly cater charity galas, business meetings, grand openings, employee appreciation events, bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal showers, wedding receptions, events at the bride’s house, rehearsal dinners and bridesmaids’ luncheons. Call one of these trucks for more details:
The Hungry Nomad menu offers a generous selection of California dishes, each featuring a hint of American, Mediterranean or European flavor. Rent The Hungry Nomad by calling 877-NOMAD-10.
Greenz on Wheelz is a jolly green truck providing the freshest sandwiches and salads in the LA area. Of course, the catering staff will adjust the menu to meet your personal food requests. Call Greenz on Wheelz by phoning 855-6Greenz.
Hang 10 Tacos serves wonderful tacos made from top-quality ingredients. The blue Hang 10 Tacos truck is ready for its close up or it can feed your team. Phone Hang 10 Tacos at 855-5-Hang-10.