Will 3D foodprinting replace chefs in restaurant and at home ?

13 May 2017
15:15-15:45
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3d Foodprinting

Will 3D foodprinting replace chefs in restaurant and at home ?

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Will 3D foodprinting replace chefs in restaurants and at home?
Frits Hoff – FabLab Maastricht (Netherlands)

3Dinnovationcenter.nl (FabLab Maastricht) is one of the few organisations specialized in 3D foodprinting. In 2013 Fritz Hoff was co-developer at TNO of the first 3D printer for chocolate. Since then a lot of R&D has been done in collaboration with multinationals and universities for several markets: chocolatiers (special mix, special 3D printer), supermarkets (personalized cakes), fine dining (recipes and designs with Michelin chefs, food designers etc), health care (smooth food for people who can not swallow / personalized nutrition), food suppliers (the use of vacuum fried dried fruit) etc…

The presentation will address these questions :

o What are the real benefits of 3D foodprinting?

o What kind of materials are currently being printed?

o Can we print with other ingredients like insects, algae or seaweed?

o What are currently the printing techniques for food printing?

o Who will use the food printers now and in the near future?