Nothing brings a crew together like a happy lunch or dinner break with a huge selection of tasty foods and drinks. Mundo Catering has had the privilege to work among many film crews (like Pig, featuring Nicholas Cage) and has helped with the bonding process by providing them with various types of food, including everything from tacos and waffles to regional dishes like Hawaiian or Mexican foods.
As with every new year, new catering trends are surfacing. Today, we’re going to talk about a few film production catering trends you should expect to see in 2022.
3 film production catering trends for 2022
In 2021, catering trends included covered cuisines and many new recipes. The themes we are seeing so far for this year are environmentally-friendly catering and health-conscious foods.
Let’s take a closer look at the top film production catering trends for 2022.
#1: catering to dietary restrictions
Roughly 32 million people in America have food allergies, with that number rising every year. The top eight food allergens include milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
When you consider that anywhere from a hundred to a thousand people or more can be involved in a movie production, there’s a high chance that you’ll have people with dietary restrictions. Whether there are vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free eaters in your crew, Mundo Catering is well-equipped to accommodate their allergy requirements.
#2: compostable and eco-friendly packaging
The pandemic has made many people more conscious of their health. Since what most film production crews want is the convenient provision of food for the entire team, most people are hoping for and needing favorable packaging that ensures that both the food and customer are hygienic.
Over the past year, there’s been a rise in demand for to-go orders due to the pandemic. However, utilizing plastic wrap for so many of these orders can be detrimental to the environment. Therefore, the better option is to use compostable and eco-friendly packaging. While this is not a new concept, it will most likely be a trend this year. (Want to learn about what we do with leftovers? Find out here.)
#3: individually boxed meals
If you’re a person who wants options that allow you to prioritize safety without sacrificing experience, then this might be your favorite catering trend of 2022. Individually packaged meals contain creatively displayed foods for use by a single person. It is not only visually appealing but also health-conscious.
The new year is coming with more requests for individually boxed meals as more people are looking for safe options that allow them to enjoy the experience of eating delicious foods without a lot of waste, which can sometimes happen if your caterer creates large meal selections for people to choose from. Mundo Catering puts its customers’ best interests at heart, so we will adopt these trends as they suit your needs and ensure a personalized catering experience that you and your crew can appreciate.
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Mundo Catering can deliver your food to you on time, anywhere. Do you need us to work on-site? Do you prefer daily deliveries? We can set up anywhere and are always available to bring delicious foods to keep your cast and crew happy and fed.
Choose from our large, customizable menu, which can handle any dietary restriction. There’s much to see in our Gallery from some of the events we’ve catered. You can also check out our Blog to find out more about our Portland catering services.
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