Food trucks have been starring on street corners around the nation for several years, and many gourmet trucks cater everything from charity balls and society weddings to movie sets and TV productions. Now food trucks are moving in front of the cameras to become a visible part of the entertainment industry.
Food trucks have become such an important part of today’s urban landscape that they are being incorporated into movie scenes, TV show backgrounds, advertising and photo shoots. And the fastest and easiest way to acquire a food truck for your production project is to rent one.
“We have rented out several trucks from our fleet for different film and TV productions,” said Mike Mikhail, LA food truck owner and restaurateur. “They have been used in major scenes and in the background on shows like Dexter. Because food trucks are a new phenomena, they give a contemporary look and feel to a movie or television location.”
A food truck serves as the entire set of the independent film Free Samples, which spans a single day in the life of a law school dropout who spends her day giving away samples from a busy ice cream truck. The story demonstrates how various patrons impact her life and her attitude.
Actor and writer Jon Favreau recently filmed the movie Chef with a food truck at the heart of the plot. In addition to Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara star in the film about a chef who loses his job and becomes determined to make it in the food truck industry.
When you need to schedule a food truck for your movie or television shoot, call Mikhail, who owns and operates three colorful vehicles that would be fit the bill. They include:
- The Hungry Nomad, which offers a wide selection of California favorites with just a hint of American, Mediterranean and European cuisine. You can rent The Hungry Nomad by calling877-NOMAD-10.
- Greenz on Wheelz is a giant green truck specializing in the healthiest sandwiches and salads in the LA-area. Cast Greenz on Wheelz by phoning855-6Greenz.
- Hang 10 Tacos serves tasty tacos made from fresh ingredients, such as fish, steak, shrimp, pork and BBQ. The blue Hang 10 Tacos truck serves diners on the street or be a movie star in its own right. Call Hang 10 Tacos at 855-5-Hang-10.
When not starring in your next feature, each of these food trucks can work behind the scenes, feeding your crew and meeting union regulations. Feel free to customize the menu to meet your personal food preferences.