Food Design 101 – a FREE course

Hi there glorious reader of my blog! =)

I have something great for you! I’ve spent my summer thinking about how I could create more free value for those wanting to approach Food Design. So I have created a wonderful free course called FOOD DESIGN 101.

Do you want to open a restaurant, a catering business, or a food truck? Do you want to become a more innovative chef or a more successful Food Product Designer? Do you want to bring Food Design in your company or Design studio? Let me help you get there! 

This course will show you what Food Design is, in all it’s shapes and forms, AND over the two weeks that follow you signing up, you will receive 6 email lessons that will give a kick start your career in Food Design. Like the idea?

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Live Food Design Webinars!

Exciting news Food Design people!

I’ve spent my summer thinking of how I could create more free value for all interested in Food Design, and here’s what I came up with:

Food Design Webinars!

These free live Webinars are all about the experts. A 30 minutes (or more…) conversation where food designers and food innovators tell us the story of how they became who they are, how they started working in Food Design, and will give us their unique perspective on Food Design.

Here are the first scheduled webinars:

September 26, 2016 – 6pm GMT+2: How I became a Food Designer, with the designers fromPapila (Spain), and Studio AMeBE (Italy). A conversation with those who created their own Food Design career, listening to their journey and exploring some of their most successful project.

1 food design webinar

October 11, 2016 – 5pm GMT+2: Between art and food, with artist Jean Paul Ganem (Paris). Exploring the behind the scened of The Singhampton Project with one of its two artists. The Singhampton Project combined the culinary knowledge of chef Michael Stadtlander and artist Jean Paul Ganem. Ganem designed 7 edible gardens which chef Stadtlander used to create a 7-course meal for 20 nights. A story about farm-to-table, a story about food and people. This wonderful project has been made into a beautiful Documentary; watch the trailer here.

2 food design webinar

October 20, 2016 – 6pm GMT+2: How I became a food designer (part 2), with food designer Antonella Mignacca from Into The Food. Another conversation with an established food designer, her journey and some of her most inspiring projects.

More to come!

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3rd International Conference on Food Design

Join us on February 17-18, 2017

For the first time ever, the 3rd International Conference on Food Design offers an opportunity for the worldwide Food Design community to virtually meet, mingle and share research and projects. The 3rd International Conference on Food Design is the first completely virtual and completely free conference for academics, professionals, and industries.

The 3rd International Conference on Food Design follows the Second International Conference on Food Design (New York, 2015), and theFirst International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food (London, 2012), but this time, we go VIRTUAL!

This conference will be 100% Virtual and 100% Free, but still with everything a conference needs: a reviewing process, Conference Proceedings, presentations, a space for networking, a Food Design Exhibition, and the possibility to publish in a Journal.

How to Register and Apply

Participants can apply for:

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS: This session is for researchers, from industry or academia, who have contributed to the Food Design world and want to share their findings for the benefit of the industry, practitioners, and other researchers. The conference will have proceedings with ISBN.

Outcome: 15 min presentation + abstract in Conference Proceedings (see below) + possibility for your paper to be selected for the International Journal of Food Design.

PRACTICE PRESENTATIONS: This session is for designers, design students, and researchers who have worked on improving this world with tangible solutions. This session is about projects, products, system, services, and anything designed for and around food as a material, and for and around the act of eating. Selected projects will enter the Virtual Food Design Exhibition.

Outcome: 15 min presentation + project in the Virtual Food Design Exhibition (see below)

DISCUSSION ROOMS: Discussion Rooms are virtual rooms where a group of experts tackle, disassemble, dive into one Food Design issue, providing different perspectives, arguments, and points of view, and finally generating together a new insight, understanding, and conclusion.

Outcome: 30 min discussion + abstract in Conference Proceedings (see below) + possibility for your paper to be selected for the International Journal of Food Design.

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How To Become a Food Designer

Hi there! I’ll go straight to the point… Here are my suggestions to start your career as a food designer. Whatever happens remember this: don’t give up!

And after you watch this video, if Food Design is what you want to do with your life, check out my FREE course Food Design 101, where I give you your first tools to start your career tomorrow!

So? ready for your next step towards your future career?

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The Titanic first class menu!

I’ve been at the Titanic Belfast and I’ve found there the menu that was given in First Class on April 14, 1912, the day the titanic sunk. It made me think… =)

Interested in Food Design? Check out my free Food Design course called Food Design 101. I’ll explain what Food Design is and I’ll give you the initial tools to start your career as a food designer tomorrow! =)

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Cat Cafe!

Who wants to drink a coffee while hanging out with cats? I do! =)

While visiting Seoul, South Korea, I visited this cat cafe and I quite liked it. Cats are fluffy and adorable, and the idea of making them customers entertainment works because of how happy the cats themselves seemed to be. To review this service I used the Five Aspects Meal Model by Gustafsson et.al. The Cat Cafe is a good example of Food Service Design, and the Five Aspects Meal Model is a wonderful tool to use to understand, analyse and ultimately design services.

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The Food Design Target – a visualisation of Design opportunities

How do I design a food product, a service, a dish, an eating event or a food truck that makes people go “wow”?

I thought about this question for a looooong time, and I condensed my answer into a simple diagram, which I call the Food Design Target. A diagram, or a target, that visualises all the aspects Food Designers should consider when designing anything that has to do with food or eating. Enjoy!

What about you? Are you interested in Food Design?

Are you interested in designing dishes, food products, restaurants, cafes, food events, or food trucks? I have created a FREE Food Design email course that might interest you! Food Design lessons delivered to your inbox, to help you sharpen your Food Design skills =)

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Spicy Korean Noodle Challenge: a Food Design perspective =)

And one day while walking through the streets of Seoul, I walked into a 7eleven and I saw them…. I saw the Korea Spicy Noodles everybody was talking about! So I bought them and brought them to Belfast, where two days later I was speaking at CHME16 Conference (May 5, 2016). While in Belfast I discussed these noodles and this curious challenge-frenzy with Dr Lynsey Hollywood.

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?

The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Once upon a time I had a dream… I dreamt of going to Japan and participating to a tea ceremony. Well… just believe in your dreams enough and they will come true! =)

It was magical! Thank you Masumi =)

http://www.teaceremonykyoto.com

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The Blind Alley: a racoon themed cafe

And then it was the time of a cafe with Racoons…. =) How could I not go!

This is another example of a food service with a great idea, but an overall design that wasn’t pushed as far as it could have.

To review the cafe I’ve used the 6 propositions for the Experience-Centric Service. I’ve made a review of that article, and you can watch it here.

Interested in Food Design? You might be interested in the Online School of Food Design©! Would you like to be the first to find out about news, Free Live Webinars on Food Design, events and interesting things happening?