I'm a student in the area who will be shooting a film here in late March/early April. We are a VERY low budget production and were wondering if anyone had any suggestions for ways to keep our food costs down. I once worked on a set in another city where lunches were catered by a local woman. Her food was tasty, filling, healthy, and inexpensive. Unfortunately, finding someone like that seems almost impossible unless you are in the know. You know? Does anyone know of any local DC/VA/MD caterers like this?
We'll have about 10 people on set per day and have budgeted about $10 per day per person for food (approx. $100/day). We figure that we'll need to do one substantial meal a day plus snacks and drinks (a work day will be anywhere from 10 to 12 hours). Unfortunately, we the filmmakers will not be able to cook since we'll be too busy with the filmaking process. Any ideas on how to feed a group on this kind of budget will be much appreciated.