Craft Service – The ‘Art’ of Nourishing the Crew

Softcover 2017 written by Lauren Lindsay and Kenny Chaplin – 190 Pages

Craft Service provides food service around set, and buffet style to the cast and crew suitable to the environment on any given day or night. In this live seminar and training manual, we discuss details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew (and cast) in full production. You will learn all the steps involved from setting up your truck, getting hired, and knowing what is expected of you (from Producers, Cast, and Crew). Our passion for fresh and healthy foods, which promotes a happy and productive crew, has made our instructor famous behind the camera.



  • Building the Truck
  • The Department Budget
  • Departmental Accounting
  • Job description
  • Menu Planning and Shopping
  • The Table
  • Working on Set
  • Production Paperwork
  • Walkie-Talkie use
  • Safety
  • Wrap of Show
  • Resume and Interview overview



Those interested in the culinary arts, those owning a food truck that wish to extend their season, and those with kitchen experience who wish to get their foot in the film and TV industry. Independent producers, UPM’s, and current Craft Service assistants would also benefit tremendously by learning the inside scoop of how this department runs internally, and the daily challenges it’s team faces on a typical production.