"We devoured everything you sent to our trailer"
"Please move to L.A.!"
"The food is AWESOME!"
To whom it may concern,
Recently, I brought together a mixed English and American crew to shoot a series of commericials for ten days in the Bahamas. The island was remote, and our staging area, a 30' by 80' cement barge, was off a sandbar one hour's travel, half by car and half by boat, from our hotel. We were rained or blown out seven of the ten days and the shoot extended for four more days.
If I had to name one factor which tipped a tough shoot from potential disaster to success, it was Buddy De Vingo & My Buddy's Catering. as the rain fell and gale-force winds blew, My Buddy's kept morale up with resorcefulness, good humor and consistently great, great food, served on-time and on-budget. "An army marches on its stomach" and Buddy and crew kept my army fit and happy in a tense time.
I cannot recommend them more highly.
Striper Films LTD
With thirty years in the business and many location shoots behind me for Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and all four Networks, I was overwhelmed and delighted with the quality of service and food your company provided us during our Florida location.
The fact that our crews and actors could select from three hot entrees every day plus the many treats like stone crabs claws and yellow fin snapper cooked to taste left all of us talking about your food as the most notable element of our shoot.
Again, many thanks for the attentive service. My hope is that we return to south Florida on location if only to be near your kitchen.
To whom it may concern,
This is to intrduce and recommend MY BUDDY'S CATERING, owned and operated by Mr. Vincent "Buddy" de Vingo, as a full service on location film catering company.
We have enjoyed Buddy's location cooking for the past three years on a number of islands around the Caribbean and on a wide variety of film projects, both commercials and feature films.
MY BUDDY'S CATERING has a number of strong points:
- Firist and formost is the emphasis on quality ingredients and super fresh produce.The meals are simply delicious, and ample, with an extravagantly wide choice both for those who like meat and those who prefer vegetarian meals.
- The second strong point, which I always appreciate as a production person, is the fact that they never say no to a request to change location, or change time, or create a special hot meal for a late arriving executive, or hold a meal an extra hour.
- The third strength comes from the fact that the owner genuinely likes cooking for the film business. A happy cook makes great food, and this is the best!
Caribbean Producer's Service
Dear Film Excecutive,
The Office of Film Promotion of the Virgin Islands of the Untited States id pleased to recommend Mr. Vincent "Buddy" DeVingo.
Buddy has worked as a film caterer in the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and around the world for many years.
Buddy's expertise in the culinary arts has won him a fine reputation. His fine food and excellent presentation have won the praise of celebrities such as Demi Moore, Direstor Ridley Scott, and scores of talent and crew on numerous projects.
In the Virgin Islands we are very pleased to work and ejoy Buddy's talent. His meals help turn othewise tough productions into enjoyable projects.
please feel free to contact me if you would like more information at 340-775-1444 or 340 774-8784
Dept of Economic Development & Agriculture