Food Design under the Microscope

Wednesday 29 June – Friday 01 July 2016

The influence of ‘The Human Touch’ is the focus of the second International Food Design Conference & Studio being held in New Zealand in late June.

Following the success of the inaugural conference in 2014, the Food Design Institute at Dunedin’s Otago Polytechnic is hosting three days of lectures, presentations and workshops to explore how human intervention can and does influence food.

Legendary New Zealand chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and TV presenter Al Brown; internationally recognised designer Marije Vogelzang from the Netherlands and chef Michael Elegbede of Nigeria are keynote speakers. They will be joined by a host of New Zealand and international guests who will explore and celebrate the people who grow, harvest, manufacture, cook and deliver our food.

Outside the official program attendees can experience dining events over three evenings. The first is a celebration of street food; the second, pop up dinners across the city of Dunedin featuring local and guest chefs. The Conference Gala Dinner on Friday 1 July is an experience created by Food Design Institute’s Culinary Arts Degree students and kept secret until the night.

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