Let us help you make the perfect meal!
Let us help you make the perfect meal!
I Panini di Ambra team also known as “The Panini Ladies” was created in 2004 to serve pressed Italian panini on set. It gained quick popularity with all major Los Angeles commercials, video, tv and film production companies and today it expanded its menu with several healthy Italian recipes mostly created with organic ingredients. The catering on set is designed to offer a proper hot tasty balanced healthy meal with plenty of options that will cover any dietary need including vegan, gluten free for crews that work hard and long ours. Following the Entertainment industry recognition, the company promptly started expanding the catering services to private events as well.
I Panini di Ambra created an healthy and affordable catering menu to support simple lunches, second meals, background actors meals, courtesy meals, private parties, and lunch meetings. Healthy Italian gourmet grilled sandwiches (panini) will replace: pizza, burgers, subway sandwiches, Mexican and American fast-food in general for local production crews. "Panini" are comparable in prices and will provide a healthy, tasty, warm choice of meals to people who work tough and long hours. Each "panini" is cut in two to give people opportunity to try more than flavor. We usually offer between four and five different types of original Italian style panini, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. What do we need? Just three to four 6 ft tables and 2 to 4 separated power lines to provide you with a tasty hot panini meal! You do not have power? for smaller crews we can bring ours generator and for larger jobs we can offer hot meals that do not require any electricity. We deliver to studios, offices, and even remote locations. Contact us to book your "panini ladies" Catering experience!
IPDA started working on sets serving crews during second meals. Later it gained consideration for pre-light and scouting lunches and following, regular lunches on shoot days. The Panini Ladies have always fully supported independent film productions and student projects developing a special relationship with AFI (American Film Institute), LA Film School together with several other private and independent associations. The main company objective is to provide a great meal access to filming crews working on any kind of production budget.
Most affordable and popular for Second Meals or lower budget productions
ham, fresh mozzarella, tomato, rucola
Caprese (V) $6.50
fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, oregano Salame/Provolone. $6.50.
Italian salame, provolone, tomato, rucola Turkey/pesto. $6.50.
Turkey, provolone, tomato, homemade pesto Vegan (VG). $7.00
Grilled vegetables, tomato, avocado
Gluten free (GF). $7.00.
...any on GF bread
Mixed greens (VG - GF) $2.25
organic baby mix, cherry tomato, avocado
Pasta salad (VG) $2.75
Penne, fresh tom, garlic, basil, evoo (VG)
Nutella Pie - Dessert (V) $0
flat cake filled with nutella and
vanilla topped with fresh berries (V)
classic beef lasagna, cheese, tomato sauce and spices.
vegetarian lasagna with seasonal vegetables
penne pasta with homemade pesto (nuts in pesto sauce)
penne pasta with homemade tomato sauce
penne pasta, fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil
grilled chicken breast, garlic rosemary
wild caught salmon filets, garlic, lemon sauce
extra firm tofu, garlic, rosemary
oven roasted potatoes, garlic, rosemary (VG) (GF)
grilled eggplants, zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, parsley (VG) (GF)
Salads and Soups
organic baby mix, cherry tom, avocado (VG) (GF)
penne, fresh tom, garlic, basil, evoo (VG)
mixed greens with grilled veggies, avocado + beans optional (VG) (GF)
grilled chicken, mixed greens, cherry tom, avocado, provolone or mozzarella cheese (GF)
mixed greens, albacore tuna, cherry tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella, green onions (GF)
mixed greens, smoked salmon, cherry tom, avocado, goat cheese, green onions (GF)
kale salad, cherry tom, greek olives and feta (V) (GF)
fresh mozzarella, cherry tom, basil, oregano on a stick (V) (GF)
seasonal fresh vegetables classic Italian minestrone (VG) (GF)
puff pastries, whipped cream, dark choc. (V)
Italian classic or cocoa: hazelnuts, almonds, chocolate, shortbread (V)
Small S-shaped shortbread, half dipped in dark chocolate (V)
classic chocolate mousse cake (serves 12/24)(V)
classic homemade Italian tiramisu'
(serves 32/54) (V)
Sweet bread filled with vanilla and nutella served warm (V)
Please note: this is a sample menu and is fully customizable to your needs
Service is COVID compliant and our crew is fully vaccinated!