Come behind the scenes of your favourite recipe videos
Tucked away in a little corner of Singapore, The Meatmens kitchen-studio is where we think, shoot and cook all your favourite recipe videos. For the first time ever, were opening our (virtual) doors to you! Follow our poster boy, Jon, and see what goes on behind the mouthwatering scenes of your favourite Meatmen videos.
First shoot of the day smells like pasta
After a hearty off-camera breakfast, its time to get to work. Jon assembles all the ingredients he needs for this shoot, preparing minced beef, fresh yellow onions, tomatoes and basil to make Beef Bolognese.
Ever since we created the first Meatmen recipe, we go through a thorough process to create the easiest-to-follow and most delicious tasting recipes (approved even by the fussiest member of our team, Marisa).
This Beef Bolognese recipe is inspired by the simple, homemade pasta meals Jon had while growing up. To recreate the nostalgic taste in a way thats easy to follow, he uses canned tomatoes and tomato paste for a tangy pasta sauce. Tried, tasted and tested by our team, Jon measures out the ingredients into individual cookware for a seamless shooting session.
Preparation Time: 30 (hours/minutes). Serves: 8 pax.
As a production house specialising in F&B, we shoot at least 4 recipes a week. That means pre-testing them (x4) and enjoying them as staff meals (x4) on shoot days.
But while its a lot of fun, cooking on shoots is very different from cooking at home. In fact, its like a ballet where everything is choreographed to a tee. Everything from the timing of each stir to the angle of each slice is carefully calibrated by the chefs, who by now are seasoned dancers who elegantly going through the steps of each recipe.
Chef Ros takes over the kitchen with her go-to recipe for Soft Bread Rolls. By 4pm, were smelling freshly baked bread and hearing stomachs growling.
Preparation Time: 30 (hours/minutes). Serves: 12 fluffy buns
Ros says the best part of making your own bread is that you can customise it as you like. Sea salt flakes? Yes. Bolognese filling? Why not. Kaya stuffing? Sounds amazing.
If youve seen our bread videos, youll know that we love experimenting with different combinations and weve hit some amazing ones!