Print Your Cake and Eat It Too with Food Ink

It’s quite an exciting time for 3D printing. The industry is making unprecedented waves in all ranges of technology from science to art — and now food. Of course, 3D printed food is no new craze, as cutting-edge chefs around the world continue to fill printers with all kinds of mousses and cheeses. The international and multi-talented team behind Food Ink, however, have taken this futuristic food frenzy on the road. As part of a pop-up dinner series “where fine cuisine meets art, philosophy and tomorrow’s technologies,” Food Ink will set their printers down in New York, Tokyo, Barcelona, Cape Town, and this month, in London.

From July 25-27, the installment will take place at 8 Dray Walk in Shoreditch. Guests will be treated to a nine-course meal, which will be completely 3D printed live by an eclectic team of chefs, artists and industry experts. Also, in a surprising twist, the food won’t be the only thing being downloaded for the night, as the furniture and utensils will also be produced entirely through 3D printing. Additionally, for those who can’t wait for the installment to come to their city, the event will also be live streamed online for your viewing pleasure.

Created jointly by Antony Dobrzensky and Marcio Barradas, the Food Ink experience is made possible through a collaboration with Founding Partner byFlow, the inventor of the world’s first portable multi-material 3D-printer. The night will also feature virtual reality headsets paired with appetizers, wall-to-wall visual projections and AI-composed music to provide an immersive and thrilling glimpse of the future.

According to Arch Daily, Food Ink ultimately aspires to spark a “conversation about the future of sustainable food, nutrition, and health as well as demonstrate how emerging technologies may be changing our dietary and cultural habits.” A great way to combine art, technology and creativity, Food Ink is paving new roads in the culinary industry around the world. A limited number of tickets to the VIP Launch of Food Ink will be made available on Eventbrite for £250 starting at 9 AM (GMT) on Friday 15 July.

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