Studio Catering Company

by josh on November 28, 2012

10/7/14 Update: Menu updated and items added.

Location: On the Streets of America behind Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure.  High Octane Refreshments (a bar) sits adjacent.

Food Type: Sandwiches and Salads.

Dining Plan: One quick service credit and a couple items count as snacks.

Menu:





Unique Items: All entrees are more or less unique, whether in their ingredients or preparation.

Advantages:

  • Plenty of covered seating. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it full.
  • Lines are usually short and service is fast.
  • Sandwiches and Salads are freshly prepared and pressed (where applicable).
  • The food is lighter and at least appears healthier than many of the alternatives.

Disadvantages:

  • No indoor, air-conditioned seating.
  • Menu is relatively limited.
  • It often closes at or slightly after 5:30pm, particularly when crowds are low on weekdays.  Check your Times Guide to verify when it closes and plan to visit accordingly.

Value: Above average.  $9 – $10 is how much you’re going to spend on an adult entree at Walt Disney World and the sandwiches here are above average in quality.  For whatever reason, their fries have always been served hot and the portions are larger than what you’ll get elsewhere because they load up the plate rather than filling a separate container.

Reputation: Most people enjoy the food here, though it isn’t as popular as Toy Story Pizza Planet with the name recognition.  It’s unlikely that you’ll have a poor experience.

Food Choices:

Pressed Tuscan Deli:

Since it’s listed first on the menu, we’ll start with my least favorite of the sandwiches.

There really wasn’t much to this sandwich, especially for the price.  It was a couple of slices of cheap turkey and ham served with melted cheese on a roll.  As you can see from the picture, there isn’t a lot of pesto sauce on it and thus, not a lot of flavor.  You may do a lot better than me though in pesto/meat quantity.

Chicken Caesar Wrap:

Oven Roasted Breast of Chicken, Romaine, Caesar Dressing, and Wheat Flour Tortilla served with Coleslaw, Apple Slices, or French Fries.

I was surprised this sucker was so large and so packed full of chicken.  It’s served cold and would also be portable if you wanted to haul it over to Fantasmic.  With its size and heft, it was quite filling.  On the downside, there wasn’t a ton of Caesar dressing or lettuce, so it was almost entirely flavorless.  I would have preferred to fill it with honey mustard dressing instead.  You might want to order the dressing on the side or ask for it dry.  But I love honey mustard.  I’d definitely order this one again.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich:

The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is my favorite item on the menu.  While it might not look like much, it’s a large piece of breaded chicken that isn’t at all greasy.  The roll and lettuce were fresh and the Spicy Ranch Dressing helped carry the dish.  This is one of my favorite entrees at the Studios.

Pressed Turkey Club:

A different bread type than the original.

The filling is the same – Turkey, Bacon, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper, Arugula, and Multi-Grain Bread.

It remains sort of a sad sandwich for the money – a couple slices of thin, cheap deli turkey sit in between the ciabatta-less bread. The thinner bread has more of a crunch to it, but it’s less bread and thus, less filling than the previous version. I really like the Spicy Buffalo Chicken here though.

Sloppy Joe with Cheddar and Chipotle Sauce:

An overly edited shot of the Sloppy Joe, which may make it look better than it probably was.  It wasn’t “bad” by any means, but AJ (from Disney Food Blog)  described the meat as “mealy” or like elementary school taco meat.  I don’t think either of these are positive characteristics.

I ate half myself and the flavor was okay – kind of bland all things considered and the cheese was what I would consider to be a gross slimy texture.  In the grand scheme of Disney food, this isn’t a terrible option.

Greek Salad:

Romaine, Tomato, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, and Greek Dressing Tossed to Order.

It’s the standard Disney size, cheaper than most because it doesn’t come with protein. I’m surprised they don’t have the option to add chicken or something. It’s otherwise good for what it is – perhaps heavy-handed on the cucumber and light on the feta. But it’s certainly one of the cheaper, healthier entrees you’ll find.

Treasure Chest:

And the $8.95 Treasure Chest, filled with a cupcake and a couple of cookies.  This was a chocolate-on-top-of-chocolate cupcake with rice krispies on top.  It was moist and quite chocolate-y.  Again, I wouldn’t spend nine bucks on this sucker, but I’m also not on vacation(?).

Seating:

Studio Catering Company has a ton of outdoor tables, most of which are covered.  It’s a relatively cool area for being outside, but it can still get hot when there are a lot of people and temperatures are high.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Quietgirll November 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Question- I’ve noticed at several restaurants that offer chips as a side, you’ve mentioned you can leave them off and save 2 dollars- is that the same at a place like this with fries as a side??

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josh November 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Yep. I tend to think the fries are worth the $2 as compared to the one ounce bag of chips, but you can order most any quick service item without the side.

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Quietgirll November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Often we’ve stuck the chips in our bag to snack on later- for 2 bucks i can stash some lays packs in there….and usually we have left over fries between the two of us…I’m thinking one could get the fries, the other not, and well share. Hard to believe with all my Disney experience I didn’t know this! Thanks josh!

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LesliePR December 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

I had the pressed turkey club and the boys had the buffalo chicken and we were all happy with our meals. recommended! A lot of food for QS! I didn’t want dessert so the lady gave me extra apple slices!

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