Laser cooking: re-imagining the culinary experience – Presented by Jonathan Blutinger, Columbia University

Laser cooking: re-imagining the culinary experience – Presented by Jonathan Blutinger, Columbia University, at the 3D Food Printing Conference 2019, which takes place during AgriFood Innovation Event, June 26-27, Venlo, The Netherlands.

3D food printers have the ability to combine edible ingredients in new and complex ways, giving rise to tailored nutrition on a per person basis. Now that we can make custom food products, how are we expected to cook them? Jonathan’s ongoing research in laser cooking provides a solution to this problem.

Laser cooking is a breakthrough culinary processing technique that uses heat from lasers to cook food products with high precision. This enabling technology brings the power of food printing to personalized cooking. It has applications in 3D food printing, customized browning, thin-layered food processing, and can be used to augment conventional heating appliances.

About Columbia University, Creative Machines Lab
At the Creative Machines Lab we build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self replicate, self-reflect, ask questions, and even be creative. We develop machines that can design and make other machines – automatically. Our work is inspired from biology, as we seek new biological concepts for engineering and new engineering insights into biology.

agrifood innovation eventAbout AgriFood Innovation Event
On June 26-27, 2019, the 3rd edition of the global AgriFood Innovation Event will take place in Venlo, The Netherlands.

The event will include a two-day expo, four conferences – 3D Food Printing Conference, Healthy Nutrition Conference, Vertical Farming Conference and Smart Farming Conference and more activities such as lab tours, demo corners.

3D Food Printing Conference: Research and development (taste, texture, structure, flavor, color, nutrition) | Technologies for 3D Food Printing |Ingredients for 3D Food Printing | Business Models | Patent / Legal and Regulatory issues | Investment opportunities

Healthy Nutrition Conference: Food Innovation and health | Intestinal Microbiology | Behavioural Gastronomy | Nutritional Sciences and Food Law / Regulation | Smart & Healthy Ingredients | Sustainable Food Manufacturing | Food design | Funding

Vertical Farming Conference: Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI | Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting | Food safety / HACCP | Robotics | Improved resource-use efficiency | Sustainable Buildings (design, green roof, energy) | Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design | From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Smart Farming Conference: Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more | Precision agriculture | Precision Livestock Farming | Plant and crop science for improved resource-use | Investment in R&D | New business models | Cross disciplinary themes

For more information about the conferences and the expo, we invite you to visit:



2 Replies to “Laser cooking: re-imagining the culinary experience – Presented by Jonathan Blutinger, Columbia University”

  1. Hello, I’m a french journalist and I’m working on a 3D printing in food survey. Could you give me some précisions about your job and the reality of application of 3D and laser cooking ? is it due to become a home installation or restaurant proposal ?
    best regards
    Yanne Boloh

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