How We Got Started

Ted Kantrow and David Long formed Location Gourmet in 2008. They have collectively more than 20 years of film and TV production catering experience from major studios to independents. With a focus on freshness, they source local, sustainable, organic foods available in each market they serve for the ultimate catering experience. Their combined knowledge of the film industry and catering business inform culinary efficiency for the set and the crew. Based in Louisiana with local offices in Shreveport, New Orleans, Atlanta and Austin, TX., Location Gourmet is a world class catering source for motion picture and TV production. Beyond business, Ted spends his free time with his wife and two kids around the center of his home – an over-sized butcher block kitchen island where cooking and conversations start and end every day. David Long loves to travel and get inspired by international cuisine. When there are a few hours left in an evening, you’ll find David testing his culinary finds with friends and family.

"Location Gourmet represented by the extraordinary chef, Justin DcDonell, provided the best catering I've had in 26 years in the business. Each meal was like dining at a five star restaurant with a new menu every day. I can't speak highly enough about this team."

Danielle Weinstock, Producer - Salem, The Series

"Location Gourmet has the rare talent of preserving the beloved traditions of southern cuisine while also providing deliciously prepared modern alternatives."

Ravi Mehta, WB Producer - Get Hard

"Location Gourmet is fun and creative catering always live with variety and flavorful with taste."

Joseph Zolfo, Executive Producer - NCIS New Orleans

"I have made 12 feature films in Louisiana and Location Gourmet has catered them all. They have won over cast, producers, and crew from all over the world and continue to set the bar for caterers. I find their food, service and presentation unmatched."

Todd Lewis, UPM/Producer - Fantastic Four

"It has been said that a production company travels on it's stomach and Location Gourmet provides great tasting food every day keeping our cast and crew happy and well feed. Its like having a great New Orleans restaurant on set everyday."

Scott Stephens, Producer - True Detective, The Series