Talking Food Gets Amusingly Raunchy in Culinary School Spots

Pastry is seductive, ducks are borderline gross—but funny

The San Diego Culinary Institute has a trio of talking food commercials that are funny, albeit in a dumb way, but also a lot more sexually charged than this kind of ad tends to be. The “Napoleon” ad at least tries to be a little seductive (and who among us hasn't been seduced by dessert before? Don't lie to yourselves), but the “Ducks” spot borders on flat-out inappropriate. I mean, I'm OK with it, but I hope the institute knows what it's getting into. Some of its incoming applications might get pretty strange. Created by San Francisco agency Muh-tay-zik | Hoff-fer. See all three spots and credits after the jump. 


Agency, Production Company: Muh-tay-zik | Hof-fer

Executive Creative Director: John Matejczyk

Creative Director, Director: Diko Daghlian

Executive Producer: Michelle Spear

Senior Copywriter: Josh Bogdan

Art Director: John Soto

Producers: Michelle Spear, Kelli Bratvold

Account Supervisor: Carolina Cruz-Letelier

Director of Photography: Eric Noren

Art Director: Art Wilinski

Prop Stylist: Jonathan Nicholson

Food Stylist: Katie Christ

Editing: Barbary Post

Executive Producer: Kristin Jenkins

Editor: Matt O’Donnell

Assistant Editor: Nick Haynes

Colorist: Steve McEuen

Smoke Artist: Greg Gilmore

Audio: One Union

Senior Engineer: Eben Carr [ISDN patch via POP Studios]


On-Camera Principals

"Salmon:" Bonnie Sarlette

"Napoleon:" Sterling King (SDCI student)

"Ducks L'Orange:" Brian Karpel (SDCI student)

Voice Actors

"Salmon:" Nathan Lowe, Matt O'Donnell

"Napoleon: Jeremy Wirth

"Ducks L'Orange:" Nathan Lane, Christopher Alex via Voicecaster

End Tag: Nathan Lowe