Film Location Catering Trucks in the UK


The Blackburn Trailers specialist body building department has recently produced these two film location catering trucks for different customers but with similar requirements. Both were based on second hand 6m bodied 7.5 ton box vans modified to accommodate the equipment and serving requirements of film location catering.

Film industry catering appears to consist of unlimited hot and cold snacks 24/7 mixed in with 3 square meals a day for anything up to 150 people. This is difficult enough but add to this the fact that the hungry actors and film crew  will be serviced by a 6m x 2.5m box in the back of beyond in all weather with no electricity or water available. The glamour of showbiz, eh?

If you thought that was difficult, spare a thought for the vehicle builder. Pints and half pint pots come to mind especially considering the other requirements for on board food and water storage, health and safety and hygiene requirements and not forgetting the road use requirements. And if that is not enough, the actors and crew have to able to access the serving area safely whilst being protected from the weather.

Needless to say, when we were asked to build these film location catering trucks we stepped up to the plate and delivered a hot and tasty treat for our clients.

Blackburn Trailers have been involved in the film industry for a number of years. In addition to our location catering trucks we’ve also produced vehicles and trailers for wardrobe, dining rooms, camera mounts, outside broadcast units and sound mixing so if you have a similar requirement we would love to hear from you. We can provide help and advice on new and second hand vehicles suitable for conversion, upgrade or perhaps adding equipment to an existing vehicle.