What the Stars Eat Between Takes
The foods that Oprah, Johnny Depp, and other celebrities request from craft services
One of the best perks about the celebrity lifestyle has to be the ability to make outlandish food requests on demand, both on and off the set. Stars that work in film and television get this luxurious treatment in the form of craft services, the on-set catering companies that fuel the ubiquitous yet cherished cache of snacks, meals, and drinks that allows your favorite stars to pull long hours without having to leave the shooting location. Thanks to a couple of well-connected individuals, The Daily Meal is offering you an inside look at the foods that some of the biggest stars in the industry like to eat when they’re on the job.
Most people probably have an image of a table with junk food, like doughnuts, candy, tortilla chips and salsa, and greasy potato chips in their heads when they consider craft services spreads, but this is an outdated mindset. According to David Dreishpoon of David Dreishpoon's Gourmet Catering and Craft Services, "Most crews are interested in staying healthy these days," citing the fact that his most requested items are hummus and vegetables, cheese platters, and water instead of soda. And the demands put on craft services can range from humble to exceptionally extravagant, even on the same set.
But which stars have the most ridiculous requests? Demi Moore had one crazy wish at a party catered by chef Jeff Stansfield, owner of Advantage Catering, Drew Carey's risqué cake requirements might make you blush (but we're sure the cake was delicious), and Glenn Close, likely the biggest star featured, surprisingly had the most reasonable food demands of anyone profiled! Click on to find out what celebrities are eating on set and what craft services owners are doing to cater to their megastar clients.