How to Make Food Stay Nice for a Display


Food displays are an effective way to bring attention to your restaurant. It gives customers an idea of the type of food you serve and how it will be presented. Displaying food "as is" isn't a good idea though--exposure to the air can make your food look old and disgusting (the exact opposite of what you want to show). You can easily preserve your food and maintain a fresh look by applying layers of spray varnish. This type of varnish, which crafters often use, will preserve the food and help you create a display masterpiece.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray varnish
  • Deconstruct your food if it has multiple elements. For example, if you're going to display a sandwich, keep the bread, lettuce, and meat separate.

  • Spray a layer of varnish on each food item and let it dry for 24 hours.

  • Spray another layer of varnish on the each piece of food and wait another 24 hours for it to dry.

  • Assemble your food and place it on display.

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