Fake Foods Make Great Props and Decor
The use of fake food began in post-World War II Japan. It was an easy way to show visitors the menu offerings in restaurants. These fake foods were made of paraffin and faded in sunlight. Today these replicas are manufactured from resins and plastics. The process of creating fake food mimics the actual cooking process to create a realistic look and feel. The benefit to the business is a realistic food display without the expense and health risk of using real food.
What are the benefits of fake food?
- Utilize replica food to increase sales and profits by eliminating or reducing labor or material costs
- Use Fake food to represent real size versions of your menu items
- Display replica food as a décor to enhance your image
- Fake food can be used for employee training and sales kits
- Create an appetizing realistic food display
- Use Fake food to demonstrate portion control to customers
- Artificial foods can be used as visual aids in training and for quality control
This artificial food, fake food is available in many different food categories. Fruits and vegetables are used for décor. Fake food breads and baked goods can be used in case displays to reduce cost of maintaining a full offering. Meats and cheeses are used for deli cases, with the “real” product kept in back. Fake food garnishes can be used on salad bars and buffets to keep the presentation fresh all day long.
All of our replica food is crafted from molds made from actual food product. When the mold is depleted, fresh product is used to create a new mold, ensuring a realistic variance in shape and size. Upscale food replicas won’t dent and are hand painted with FDA-approved paints suitable for incidental contact with food, making them difficult to distinguish from the real thing. Replicas require no bleach or harsh detergents- regular washing with soapy water will keep them looking fresh and appealing for a long time. Imitation foods are an economical alternative to the real food or higher priced replicas, and are ideal for refrigerated cases and product displays. Imitations quickly pay for themselves with labor, time and cost savings.
The use of props and decor, such as artificial foods has also moved beyond the food industry. Furniture retails have used these imitations to create vignettes and create realism in their showrooms. The theater both movies and live plays have also utilized replica foods to complete scenes. Advertisers and market agencies have also used these items to enhance their messages.