Food trucks have become a movie and TV set staple. When a movie or television show is being shot, at least one food truck is on hand to serve the hungry crew. And now, food trucks are becoming movie and TV stars in their own right.
Because food trucks a trendy part of America’s modern lifestyle, they are being used in movies, video programs and even fashion photo shoots. 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. The film was directed by Jay Gammill and shot in Austin, Texas, a city that loves food trucks.
Be on the lookout for a new documentary dubbed ¿Tacos or Tacos? Directed by Robert Lemon and set in Austin, the film reviews 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 shot his new movie Chef in areas of Austin, as well as in Los Angeles. This independent film tells the story of an unemployed chef who struggle to build 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. “Renting a truck to be part of your set is easy to do. Directors simply rent one of our trucks 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 if you’re not seeking a food truck star, you can still hire a food truck to keep your crew well fed and happy. Mikhail’s foodservice crews are experienced caterers and 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 for a sandwich or salad on wheels or plan a completely different menu by calling on of these experienced catering teams:
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 serving fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads on wheels. 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 quality ingredients. The big 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.