Monday, February 23, 2009

Hand Model "Moonlighting"

Most of us in the food business do a wide array of jobs to make a living. One of my most unusual sources of income is pretty surprising. I work as a hand model about twice a year on food commercials. A good friend of mine gets the job often (her hands are much prettier than mine) but when she's unavailable, I get the call. Last week, the call was for a commercial for a fast food restaurant's new breakfast items.
I spent most the day working on my computer in an "office" the crew set up for me. When I was called to the set to do my job, I flipped an omelet about 25 times.
If you've never been present for the filming of a 30 second food commercial, it's hard to imagine the effort that pours into making you want to head out for a meal.