Crown Carveries marks Royal Wedding with ‘fork-trait’
9 February, 2011
Mitchells & Butlers’ Crown Carveries has scored a major publicity hit with a portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton constructed entirely out of food.
Safe in the knowledge that there is likely to be little competition, Crown is claiming it to be the first ever ‘fork-trait’ of the Royal Wedding couple. It commissioned food artist Prudence Staite of Food is Art to produce the collage, which only uses items sold at Crown Carveries. It took two hours to produce, and uses turkey and gravy for the skin of the couple, beef and gammon for hair and carrots for Middleton’s dress.
The ‘fork-trait’ has since secured hundreds of media mentions around the world. Martin Gosling, retail ops director at Crown Carveries, said: “The menu choice for the big day has sparked much debate and as Crown Carveries is the most regal carvery brand in the UK we wanted to produce the first official ‘fork-trait’ using all the majestic ingredients found on one of our princely banquets—a roast with all the trimmings—to give the happy couple a tasteful memento of their special day.”