3D Printed Food MIT (Residential)

3D Printed Food 2020

Molly Powers
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Session 2: Jul 19-Aug 1, 2020

Boston is home to a new breed of innovative restaurants that integrate technology into the production and presentation of their food. ArtScience Culture Lab & Cafe dives into molecular gastronomy using a device originally meant for inhaled drugs and vaccines. Jonquils Bakery & Cafe on Newbury Street uses 3D printing to create molds for sculptural desserts that are perfect for Instagram and delicious. Spyce restaurant relies on seven autonomous cooking pots to prepare customer’s meals. Feeding off the enormous growth of Boston’s high tech and startup industry, area restaurants are responding with desserts that wow the taste buds and dazzle the imagination. What will the future of desserts look like to you? In this studio, you’ll be designing a dessert for the future.

Students will be working with Pagu’s founder and chef on creating new high-tech desserts for their menu. Using the combined power of digital design (computer-aided drafting, 3D modeling) and rapid prototyping tools (laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling), students will learn mold making and casting techniques to produce futuristic desserts. Bring your appetite, and get ready to enter the high-tech culinary world!


Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:


   Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)


   Digital Fabrication (Laser-cutting, 3d Printing)

   3d Modeling


  • Enrolling students must be any of the following:
    • High School Student
    • Post-High School Gap Year Student