We all know food plays a major role in the story of The Hunger Games. And that means there will be a host of people working on food styling for Catching Fire. A report in the Decatur Daily is introduces a few of the people working on the food for the movie.
Jack White is a food stylist and the man who brought all of that amazing food featured in the book to life inThe Hunger Games movie. He made all of the components that made up the many fancy feasts from the hors d’oeuvres to the huge roasted pig from the scene where Katniss is trying to show the gamemakers what she’s all about.
Vanessa Gerig and Eero Wilson are now working with Jack White on a range of food including cakes, suckling pigs and smoked meats for Catching Fire.
Gerig and Wilson, both senior culinary arts majors at the University of North Alabama, assisted UNA alum and food stylist Jack White with food production for the film, the second in Suzanne Collins best-selling trilogy.
The pair spent one week in Atlanta preparing scrumptious dishes to cover a 100-foot banquet table.
Wilson said working with White was hectic, but organized.
“I definitely had to hustle a few times to make sure everything was done,” he said. “Most of our worry was making sure everyone above us was happy with what we were doing.”
That was especially important considering the large role food plays in the young adult trilogy.
“I realized going into this our job was very important and very crucial to the film,” Gerig said. “There are certain foods and styles to represent whatever district we were preparing food for.”
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