Location Caterers to the Film  and Television Industry

Top Gear
Cast of Top Gear

Are you looking for a television caterer that provides their customers with exceptional service, quality, and consistency?

We’ve built a reputation that’s allowed us to be on the supplier lists of some big names like BBC, CBBC, and Channel 4.

We offer a wholesome and healthy menu, including breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas, dinner services to you and your crew during long filming days.

Why Choose Us

Quality of Food and drinks;  food is key to ensuring your crew are well look after and can function during long sometimes cold wet days on location.  We use the finest local seasonal ingredients in all our menus, we cater for all dietary requirements.  Our chefs create dishes to ensure that your crew are kept fully energised.  We provide a teas and coffee service throughout the day. 

Health and Safety;  we are fully insured, our staff are fully trained in food hygiene.  All our trucks have full Gas/Electrical inspection Certificates, and Food Hygiene Certificates. We provide a method statement and risk assessment of how we plan to provide the food and drinks service.

Menus;  menus are tailored to your requirements, and can be delivered served from our food truck or field kitchen or prepacked into food boxes to be delivered to locations.

Food Trucks;  we have a number of food trucks, and coffee truck, bbqs, hog roasts, allowing us to offer a range of services on location.

Flexibility;  we move from location to location during filming to ensure that your crew are kept fed and watered throughout the daytime.

Experience;  we are experienced TV and Film caterers, we bring everything required with us; food, water, staff, waste removal, set up, breakdown, and everything in between.  We understand how the crew catering functions, being on time, and ready for changes to the daily timescales.

Equipment;  we provide a full field “cafe” service with small marquees, seating, heaters, handwash facilities and waste removal services.  We also provide flasks and temperature control boxes for deliveries to crew members out on location.

Why do we get hired?

We serve great food of course, we are flexible, reliable, friendly, with a “can do” approach.  We are consistent and work within our agreed budget. Our approach is simple;  to get the job done on time, within budget and to the highest standard.

If you are planning your next shoot…..get in touch we would love to share with you our experience and great tasting food.

What our Clients Say about us…..


“BBC1’s Top Gear commissioned Thistle Catering Services to handle all our location catering needs during our recent winter film shoot up in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Lorraine, Graham and Chef Ryan followed us to all locations (however inaccessible!) in rain, wind and snow, and consistently provided us with hearty, warming, and enjoyable food and hot drinks.
They covered all of our meals while on location (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and did so with a smile on their face and a very pleasant attitude.
I would not hesitate to commission Thistle once again to supply my location catering.”   
Paul Fletcher, Production Manager, Top Gear, BBC


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