Steve Watson and his crew are always willing and able to accommodate our crazy needs with a smile. They use the freshest ingredients, are committed to organic and sustainable cooking and truly care about food that he and his guys serve the crew. It also means the world to me that they care about the environment, use compostable serving items, and compost food waste. Reel Chefs is a fantastic catering company, and I can’t imagine working without them!!!!
– Aida Rodgers, Co-Producer/UPM “Up All Night”
Steve Watson at Reel Chefs. Straight, honest, good food. always clean, always on-time, great attitude. I’ve worked with Steve all over the country for over a decade.
– Anthony Mark
I am so impressed with all that you are doing!!!! Thanks for building a kitchen to be run on biodiesel….you could be completely sustainable.
– Mary Jo Winkler, Executive Producer, Dan in Real Life and Lucky You
– Patricia Whitcher, Producer, Dreamgirls
I would not hesitate to recommend Reel Chefs Catering, and I will certainly go back to Steve Watson and his talented team again. He brought his passion for food to the set each and every day and the variety was astonishing. My recommendation: book him if you can.
– David Friendly, Producer,
He’s truly remarkable….great chef and very environmentally aware…. And his food…oh his food.
– Kathleen Courtney, Producer/UPM, Chasing Mavericks, Meet Dave, Lucky You.
I have worked with Steve Watson and Reel Chef Catering on four feature films (from modest budgets to relatively large budgets). In each instance I have been fully and absolutely happy with the food, presentation, staff and cost of their services.
They have served Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall and Scarlet Johansson …. to name only a few. Added to this the “all important” crew have praised the Reel Chefs’ selection and preparation of their meals.
We all know how important catering is to a film production ……. since my discovery of Reel Chefs Catering they have always been at the top of my list.
– Alton Walpole, Unit Production Manager, Book of Eli
Steve and his wonderful Reel Chefs kept us well-nourished and happy throughout the entire shoot of “Terminator: Salvation,” which was quite a feat! From the exotic to the comfort foods he served, Reel Chefs’ maintained the variety and quality that make Steve and his team “keepers.”
– Jeff Silver, Producer, Terminator: Salvation
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Steve Watson and his Reel Chefs catering crew. Steve has worked for my production company on nearly every film since my company’s inception, including “Matchstick Men,” starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell; “The Polar Express,” starring Tom Hanks; and “Last Holiday,” starring Queen Latifah. They also recently completed ten weeks work for me on the feature film “Beowulf,” starring Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, John Malkovich and Angelina Jolie.
Steve is an exceptionally talented chef who brings enthusiasm and devotion to everything he prepares, whether it be delectable blueberry pancakes, a simple tossed salad, or a beautifully grilled New York steak. (I rarely allow myself to indulge in sweets, but I hear his desserts aren’t too shabby either.)
Members of both cast and crew have approached me on numerous occasions to rave about Steve’s catering: the delicious food, and the personable and professional service. Steve and his crew are a joy to work with, and are extremely accommodating. I recommend them wholeheartedly and without hesitation. If you have any questions as to the above or would like some more information, please feel free to contact me at (818) 733-8303.
– Jack Rapke, Producer, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol