Marie Vogelzang calls herself “eating designer” instead of Food Designer because she says that food is already perfectly and beautifully designed by nature. Having graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Marije Vogelzang specialised in “eating design”. Working as an inspirator and consultant for any food-related business, she started her design studio/restaurant Proef (which means tasting or testing) in Rotterdam in 2004. In 2006 she expanded to Amsterdam where she plays with food installations, restaurant concepts and food events. She has won a number of awards including the EDBR Portfolio Prize, which is associated with the Rotterdam Design Prize. Besides continuing with her practice Marije now teaches at Food Non Food, the new Design department at the Design Academy Eindhoven.