I generally pick favorites and cater to them. There’s just no way i’m going to make everyone happy, so why try? When lunch is in my hands I cater to my bosses (POC, APOC,) and the ADs wants and needs. Those are the people who hire PAs in the future on other shows. If the construction coordinator complains about the food, I’ll listen. But if the 2nd AD has a complaint, I feel called to action. This goes with everything else too, not just lunch. Coffee, distro, etc. I operate always thinking about how I’m going to help myself get my next job. Lunch is just another opportunity.
I don’t like to think in such crassly self-serving terms as that, probably because, while I may be spiteful towards individuals I’ve worked with, I tend to be Pollyannaish about the business as a whole.
Jared is, of course, right. Your boss hired you to work for them, not the entire crew.
Now, if you can help somebody out, go right ahead and help. That’s just being a good person. But if, like Jared said, the construction coordinator’s desires conflict with the production coordinator’s, go with your boss.