Creative Entrepreneurship, Digital Manufacturing, Human Food Interaction, Sustainable Food Design

Shape-changing Food: Restaurant Experience

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Creative Entrepreneurship, Digital Manufacturing, Human Food Interaction, Sustainable Food Design

M2.2 Final Master Project

 

In collaboration with the world-class restaurant Alchemist** in Copenhagen, the M1.2 and M2.1 shape-changing food projects were further developed. The transforming material raised interest among high-end chefs. For this reason, the next step was to focus on integrating the shape-changing food in a restaurant setting. A more consistent reaction was needed, therefore the influencing factors in the preparation process were researched and analyzed. To reduce the gap between human food interaction and gastronomy design practices, the material was brought to a new level with development chefs in their kitchen while making use of digital manufacturing techniques. Involving chefs in the process, with daily feedback, tastings and brainstorm sessions, resulted in a better understanding of the material which was integrated in the development of two final dishes.

 

I learned how to systematically research the influencing factors of the material and to reason my choices focused on the chemical reaction of the chitosan. I understood how to change the coding of the print paths and I started to understand my value in the collaboration with chefs, having knowledge on both the digital manufacturing techniques, chemistry and culinary arts. I would love to continue working on collaborations within this field.

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