Real Food in the Dramatic Arts - How Does It Work?
May 20, 2012 10:22 PM Subscribe
Edible theatrical properties - whose responsibility and how does it all work?
posted by gingerest to media & arts (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I know we have a lot of theatre, TV, and movie people around these parts, and someone will know the answer to my question. Obviously, fake food props and styling of food that isn't to be eaten must be the responsibility of the props department. But in terms of food the actors actually have to eat - as in this recent FPP
- how does the props department handle it? Do they have to have food handling cards? Does someone make the actor wash his hands before eating? What if the actor has allergies? If a shot goes on for hours and hours, do they replace food that can spoil? Is there a fancy name for the department or position, like Food Wrangler? And while obviously booze has to be swapped for look-alikes, are there foods that get styled even though they are going to be eaten?