Top chef Jan Smink opens first high-end restaurant in The Netherlands with 3D-printed food on menu

Jan Smink

Top chef Jan Smink opens first high-end restaurant in The Netherlands with 3D-printed food on menu

A perfect combination of traditional, local products and an innovative approach. This is the essence of his cuisine, which brought him to the very top of the Dutch food industry. From September 2018 we will be able to experience it in its full glory. Jan Smink, Top Chef and Ambassador of byFlow, is opening his own restaurant in Wolvega. It will be the first place in the Netherlands with 3D-printed food on the menu.

To surprise my guests with a new and unique experience, I want to be open to innovative technologies. By using the Focus 3D Food Printer I’m able to experiment with traditional, local ingredients and serve them in forms and shapes that otherwise would not be possible. I’m excited that my restaurant will be the first in the Netherlands to do so. Continue reading “Top chef Jan Smink opens first high-end restaurant in The Netherlands with 3D-printed food on menu”

Copenhagen University research aims at using 3D printed food to help hospital patients

3D printed food

The research collaboration aims to create customised meals for patients using 3D printing technology and newly developed ingredients. The meals should have the correct nutrition and energy content in relation to the individual patient’s needs and will also be adapted to the patient’s wishes for taste and consistency. The project partners expect that 3D printed meals will make it possible to supplement the medical treatment with a customised nutritional treatment for hospital patients, and at the end of the project the concept will be tested at Aalborg University Hospital.

“The core point is that 3D printing technology can be used to produce tailored meals. This is of great importance, because each patient needs a particular diet, both in relation to his or her disease and nutritional requirements as well as adapted to their taste preferences,” stated the professor of dairy process technology Lilia Ahrné from the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Three sections at the Department of Food Science are taking part in the research collaboration: Design and Consumer Behaviour, Microbiology and Fermentation, and Ingredient and Dairy Technology. Continue reading “Copenhagen University research aims at using 3D printed food to help hospital patients”

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Food Printing Conference

tikcit

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering conference, wich took place On April 12th, 2016, at Villa Flora in Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Tikcit
Organising an event implies many issues, from ticketing to e-payments, from statistics to ordering supplies, from surveys to social media and many many more. Tikcit is the platform to support you. Continue reading “Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Food Printing Conference”

Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce?

Recipe design

Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce? 3D printing might bring tech world business model elements to grocery stores, such as software-as-a-service or SaaS. SaaS sells or licenses and delivers software to the user on demand rather than as a product in a box. In the future, grocery stores might compete on how their chefs, or store’s ‘food designers’, produce the best meal programs available only on that store’s website for single downloads and only using that store’s supplies.  Continue reading “Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce?”

3D printing has evolved from a novelty item to a viable in-store tool

3D printing is being used across a range of industries, from construction to medical technology. Its use in the food industry continues to grow, allowing for customization across a number of categories. 3D printing of confectionery has focused primarily on chocolate and hard sugar candy, tut recent innovations have led to printing of gummy candy. In the US, retailer Dylan’s Candy Bar is offering in-store 3D printing, providing consumers with over 100 designs for candy that can be made in five minutes.

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Generative design shows how you can directly design the toolpath for your 3D food printer

On May 24, 2016, the 2nd edition of the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, at Designhuis, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, will bring together designers and engineers to debate and discuss the design challenges from different perspectives using 3D Printing.

Insights into the speakers’ presentations: Continue reading “Generative design shows how you can directly design the toolpath for your 3D food printer”

byFlow’s 3D Printing Pop-up Restaurant Starts Global Tour

Last year, Dutch 3D printer manufacturer byFlow showed the world that its Focus 3D printer is not just portable, but delectable as well by 3D printing desserts at the Albert Hejin (AH XL) supermarket in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Their technology was further demonstrated at the 3D Printshows in Paris, Rome, Madrid, London and Berlin. byFlow also went to London, where it hosted the first 3D printing restaurant in London. The delicious Dutch manufacturer has now announced that they will be taking their pop-up restaurant on a global tour, forming a new 3D printed food organization called Food Ink that will see a number of international designers, chefs, and technologists from London, Barcelona and Maastricht opening temporary 3D printing restaurants in various locations around the world. Continue reading “byFlow’s 3D Printing Pop-up Restaurant Starts Global Tour”

“Message in a Cake – a 3D-printer that prints cakes with pictures inside” – Presented by Daniel Wilkens, Wilkens Design

In my bachelor thesis I dealt with the topic of 3D-printed food. Therefore I designed a low budget dual paste extruder with which I am able to print food composed of two different colors or ingredients. The probably most interesting paste to print is dough. “Message in a Cake” turns normal marble cake into a communication medium. I am able to print individual images on every piece of a small marble cake. Cutting the cake piece by piece it reveals its enclosed mystery. Be it a comic-strips, a love-message, or the names of the invited guests the cake becomes a storyteller.

About Daniel Wilkens Continue reading ““Message in a Cake – a 3D-printer that prints cakes with pictures inside” – Presented by Daniel Wilkens, Wilkens Design”