A designer with a love of food is raising money to launch the world’s first 3D printed food café in the UK.
The innovative project is the brainchild of Martin Furze, who has turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform to finance the creation of ‘SCOFF3D’. The cafe is aimed at providing a unique catering service for various occasions and events in addition to becoming a reseller and supplier of 3D food printers, requires funding of £400,000.
The idea is to create a food cafe where the customers can sit on a smart table, select a treat from the wide gallery of prints and get it printed on the food.
The 3D food printer can be used for both personal and professional use and will be hired out for special occasions and themed parties for those wanting to print pictures on food items. Furze also aims to provide services using this printer to cater for wedding or anniversary and create edible sculptures and place settings.
Furze’s goal is to set up the foundation for the 3D food printers and then develop and branch out further. The huge investment is required in order to set up the business premises and create the 3D food printers.
Funds will also be used for the smart tables, catering equipment, interior design, website development, promotional advertisement, rewards offered to the backers, staff and their wages, IT equipment and insurance.
The various awards offered to the backers pledging on Kickstarter include having their name written on the wall of thanks in addition to receiving gifts such as a SCOFF3D keychain, t-shirt, window decal, mug, apron and water bottle.